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Press Releases
A Patient Advocate’s Perspective on Foreign Price…
In a new video, Cynthia Bens, patient advocate and Senior Vice President of Public Policy at the Personalized Medicine Coalition, shares her views on how adopting foreign price controls for prescription medicines will impact patients in the U.S. …
Patients, Scientists and Researchers Will Be…
Ahead of tonight’s State of the Union Address, Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, shared what he hopes President Trump will say to America’s patients counting on the development of new medicines and cures,…
Adopting foreign price controls “prevents…
In a new video, Alex Karnal, a life science investor and partner at Deerfield Management, shares why investing in new cures and treatments is personal, and he explains how President Trump’s plan to import foreign price controls would have an …
Letters, Testimony, & Comments
21st Century Cures: BIO Comments on FDA Draft…
February 14, 2020 Re: Docket No. FDA–2020-D-0529: FDA Draft Guidance, Qualification Process for Drug Development Tools Dear Sir/Madam:  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency)…
Request to EPA for Analysis of Lifecycle Ethanol…
Dear Administrator McCarthy, We write to request that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) update its greenhouse gas life-cycle emissions analysis for corn ethanol to include consideration of the current state of the industry and the published…
Pediatrics: BIO Comments on FDA Draft Guidance on…
February 11, 2020 Re: Docket No. FDA–2019-D-4751: Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act Implementation Guidance for Pediatric Studies of Molecularly Targeted Oncology Drugs Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO…
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
Scanning plants
February 14, 2020
On Sunday, February 16th, we celebrate #InnovationDay.  In virtually every technology and industry, innovation is seen as a positive. Eco-friendly cars, personalized medicine, virtual reality, and smart…
BIA
February 13, 2020
Since the earliest days of biotech, the UK and the USA have worked together to move science forward and build globally competitive companies.  James Watson (US) and Francis Crick (UK) worked together to solve the…
Vegetarian Meal Prep
February 12, 2020
Basically! Aramark, one of the leading food service businesses in the country, released a list of four foodie “megatrends” consumers can look forward to in 2020: plant-forward dishes, sustainability, superfoods, and…