Human Health

Modern biotechnology provides breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating diseases. Innovative medicines and cures help people lead longer, healthier lives and positively impact society by providing economic value far beyond their cost. To ensure these transformative therapies get to the people who need them, BIO is committed to advancing policies that foster innovation, fuel investment and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit that has made America the global leader in this cutting-edge field.

Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy
Letters, Comments & Testimony
November 18, 2019
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) comments on the FDA docket, Standards for Future Opioid Analgesic Approvals and Incentives for New Therapeutics to Treat Pain and Addiction. BIO also believes that risks associated with opioid therapies can be surmounted through further…
November 13, 2019
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization provided comments to the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on proposed regulations under Section 382 with respect to the built-in gain and built-in loss rules of Section 382(h).
October 30, 2019
In a recent letter, BIO’s Jim Greenwood commended Representative Steil (R-WI) for introducing the “Helping Startups Continue to Grow Act,” which extends the exemption afforded to Emerging Growth Companies under the JOBS Act from certain executive compensation, financial, and other disclosure…
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February 10 - 11, 2020
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