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Press Releases
New Website Will Combat Vaccine Myths, Boost…
Public opinion polls show there is significant mistrust among the American public in the safety and efficacy of vaccines. So today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced the launch of COVIDVaccineFacts.org. As a subsidiary…
BIO Leads Group Challenging Administration’s …
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), and BIOCOM California today filed a challenge against the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) attempt, during the final days of the Trump…
BIO's Dr. McMurry-Heath Applauds Nasdaq's…
Washington, DC (December 2, 2020) - Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), issued the following statement regarding Nasdaq's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission…
Letters, Testimony, & Comments
BIO Submits Testimony to Senate Hearing on Ag…
Innovative breakthroughs can secure our nation’s food supply by reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout agricultural supply chains; strengthening producers’ resiliency to climate change while increasing production; and tackling hunger and…
BIO Comments on FDA Draft Guidance, Drug-Drug…
On November 9, BIO submitted comments on the FDA Draft Guidance, Drug-Drug Interaction Assessment for Therapeutic Proteins. In the comments, BIO thanks the FDA for the opportunity to submit comments but requests that the Guidance include a…
BIO Submits Comments on NMPA Draft Technical…
On August 6, BIO submitted comments on the NMPA Draft Technical Guideline on Clinical Trials of Cellular Immunotherapy Products. In the comments, BIO thanks NMPA for the opportunity to submit comments but argues for a more robust commenting period…
Amicus Briefs
BIO Files Amicus Brief in Support of Rehearing…
BIO files amicus brief in support of a petition for rehearing related to patent-eligibility of diagnostic technology. 
BIO Files Amicus Brief on Case Addressing the…
BIO files an Amicus Brief on rehearing by the Precedential Opinion Panel of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
BIO Files Amicus Brief on Case Addressing…
BIO and PhRMA have submitted a brief in the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of appellant in Virnetx Inc. v. The Mangrove Partners. 
Blog Posts
Biotech Crops Are Driving Global Solutions to Climate Change
December 3, 2020
The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) recently released their annual survey on the global status of biotech crops in 2019 and it was good news all around. The survey, …
small plants
November 30, 2020
On December 5,  United Nations World Soil Day 2020 (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign "Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity" aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems…
Vaccine
November 20, 2020
Even in a global pandemic, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: the need to get a flu shot. In fact, receiving a flu shot is more important than ever to avoid burdening the hospitals and health care professionals…