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BIO Congratulates Dr. Robert Califf on Confirmation as FDA Commissioner

February 24, 2016

Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2016) – The following statement may be attributed to Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood:

“BIO extends our congratulations to Dr. Califf on his confirmation as Commissioner of the FDA, a job that carries tremendous responsibility in protecting public health and advancing biotechnology innovation. Dr. Califf’s confirmation comes at a time of tremendous advances being made in biotechnology and regulatory science, and I am confident that he will provide the stability, leadership and confidence the public seeks from an agency entrusted with such a critical mission.

“We applaud Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray for their bi-partisan leadership and cooperation throughout Dr. Califf’s confirmation process. We look forward to working with Dr. Califf to ensure that the FDA’s regulatory capabilities and science continue to keep pace with the tremendous progress taking place in biotechnology innovation.”

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