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 Submits Comments on FDA Guidance: Conducting…
On Friday, September 23rd, BIO submitted comments in response to a new draft guidance describing FDA’s perspective on its use of remote regulatory assessments (RRAs). In particular, the draft guidance responded to frequently asked questions on what…
BIO Submits Comments on FDA Guidance: Clinical…
On Monday, September 26th, BIO submitted comments in response to the FDA’s draft guidance on clinical pharmacology considerations for development of oligonucleotide therapeutics, which provided recommendations on when certain PKPD assessments may be…
Coalition Letter to Pres. Biden on High-Level…
BIO and 24 other organizations call on the Biden Administration to discuss supply chains and food security in future High-Level Economic Dialogue meetings.
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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…
June 10, 2022
On Friday, June 10th, BIO submitted comments in response to the FDA’s draft guidance on developing human gene therapy products that incorporate genome editing (GE) of human somatic cells. Overall, BIO found the guidance to be a well-written resource…