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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Congressional Letter to Administration on…
As you know, several challenges facing the agriculture industry and our communities have emerged or intensified in recent years. Zoonotic disease, climate change, and a growing global population require us to consider new solutions to protect our…
BIO Supporting Oxitec’s Experimental Use Permit …
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) submits these comments in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for public input on the receipt of an application, 93167-EUP-2, from Oxitec Ltd requesting to amend and…
BIO Signs Letter to House Leadership on Need to…
The undersigned organizations write to encourage policymakers to remove provisions in the Build Back Better Act that would curtail the effectiveness of Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) in incentivizing investment in innovative small businesses…
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July 27, 2021
Chairman Wyden, Ranking Member Crapo, Members of the Committee, my name is Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath. I am the President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). I am honored to testify before you for today’s hearing,…
July 22, 2021
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30…
July 21, 2021
BIO appreciates FDA’s commitment to harmonization of regulatory concepts across regional Health Authorities through the International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). Harmonization of…
July 16, 2021
On Wednesday, July 14th, BIO submitted comments on FDA’s Guidances: 1) Remote Interactive Evaluations of Drug Manufacturing and Bioresearch Monitoring Facilities During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Guidance; 2) Updated Manufacturing, Supply…
July 16, 2021
We, the undersigned organizations, representing a broad and diverse group of the agriculture industry are pleased to support the consideration for Jenny Lester Moffitt, who currently serves as Undersecretary of the California Department of Food and…
July 15, 2021
As you prepare for Chancellor Merkel’s visit to Washington, we, the representatives of America’s biotechnology sector thought that you and your government might benefit from an update on all that our sector is doing globally to address the ongoing…
June 30, 2021
We would like to provide you some updates on the U.S. and global biotechnology industry’s efforts to scale-up global vaccine production to address the global imbalance in access to COVID vaccines, and to request a close working relationship with…
June 25, 2021
The partnership between the biopharmaceutical industry and the U.S. Government is largely responsible for where we are with the COVID-19 pandemic today. In just 16 months from the declaration of the pandemic, cases have dramatically dropped as more…
June 24, 2021
The undersigned CEOs of global biotechnology companies and associations have a social responsibility to work with other stakeholders – healthcare providers, governments, multilateral organizations, and non-governmental donor organizations – to…
June 23, 2021
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) strongly supports final passage of S. 1251, the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021. This bipartisan legislation reduces technical entry barriers for producers and forest owners interested in…