Letters, Testimony & Comments

BIO submits letters, testimony, and comments to government and regulatory bodies throughout the United States and around the world.

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BIO Applauds Senator Tom Tillis for Introducing…
On behalf of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, I want to thank you for introducing the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act. This important legislation will bring much-needed and overdue clarity to Section 101 of the Patent Act. The existing…
CSBA Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on…
The Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) is an alliance of independent, state and territory based, non-profit trade associations, each of which advocates for public policies that support responsible development and delivery of innovative…
BIO Statement for House Select Committee on the…
BIO submitted a statement for the record to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for the committee's hearing titled "Climate Smart From Farm to Fork: Building an Affordable and Resilient Food Supply Chain." BIO's…
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August 2, 2022
On behalf of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, I want to thank you for introducing the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act. This important legislation will bring much-needed and overdue clarity to Section 101 of the Patent Act. The existing…
July 29, 2022
The Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) is an alliance of independent, state and territory based, non-profit trade associations, each of which advocates for public policies that support responsible development and delivery of innovative…
July 15, 2022
BIO submitted a statement for the record to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for the committee's hearing titled "Climate Smart From Farm to Fork: Building an Affordable and Resilient Food Supply Chain." BIO's…
July 7, 2022
A coalition of 96 food and agriculture organizations signed a letter supporting the nomination of Doug McKalip as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The letter to Senate Finance Committee leadership…
June 24, 2022
We write to express our support for the nomination of Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Alexis Taylor to serve as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. U.S. agricultural producers…
June 17, 2022
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to offer comments in response to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) request for information on sustainable chemistry. Specifically, we seek to inform the development of a…
June 15, 2022
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), BIO members and State affiliates urge immediate legislative action to repeal the harmful R&D amortization provision that went into effect earlier this year. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)…
June 12, 2022
On Monday, June 13th, BIO submitted comments in response to a recently published FDA draft guidance providing recommendations to sponsors on developing a Race and Ethnicity Diversity Plan to enroll adequate numbers of participants in clinical trials…
June 10, 2022
On Friday, June 10th, BIO submitted comments in response to the FDA’s draft guidance on Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell products (i.e., human gene therapy products in which the T cell specificity is genetically modified to enable recognition…