BIO Welcomes Support of Vice President Biden in Fight to Cure Cancer
Washington, D.C. (January 12, 2016) – Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement today regarding Vice President Joe Biden’s “moon shot” initiative to find a cure for cancer.
“We applaud Vice President Biden for his leadership in advancing the fight to cure cancer. The process of discovering new cures and treatments for patients in need relies upon an ecosystem of innovation in which all stakeholders, including government agencies and regulators, academic research institutions, private industry, and patient groups, play a critical role.
“America’s innovative biopharmaceutical companies stand ready to work with the Vice President to bring about the day when no cancer patient is faced with a virtual death sentence. Our industry has a long track record of finding breakthrough treatments to once-deadly diseases, including HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and an ever-increasing list of cancers. Scientific advancements in the field of medicine have never been as promising as they are today, and we look forward to playing our part in bringing them to patients in need.”
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