Vaccines & Biodefense

In the U.S., the recommended immunization series prevents approximately 33,000 deaths each year. Advancements in biotechnology have made it possible to produce vaccines that cannot transmit a virus or bacterium. This method has helped create more than 20 new vaccines against infectious agents, improved existing vaccines, and increased the amount of vaccine that can be produced.

Coronavirus
Biotech Response to COVID-19

As the threat of the novel coronavirus continues to grow globally, innovative biopharmaceutical companies are ramping up efforts to study the virus and develop vaccines and cures to protect individuals from contracting the virus.

Blog Posts
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February 12, 2020
Day #2 of the BIO CEO & Investor Conference was all about the future. How can we ensure the workforce reflects the diverse demographics of the patients the industry serves? What does the future of biotech investment…
CEO 2020 Welcome Reception
February 10, 2020
We’re seeing an “extraordinary level” of biotech innovation, said BIO Chair Jeremy Levin, CEO of Ovid Therapeutics Inc., while kicking off the 22nd BIO CEO & Investor Conference on February 10th in New York. Day #1…
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February 10, 2020
“The promise for patients has never been better from a scientific point of view,” said BIO CEO and former Member of Congress Jim Greenwood, speaking at the 22nd BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York. “But it’s…
Press Releases
February 21, 2020
Washington, DC – February 21, 2020 - The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced today, it is canceling the annual BIO Asia conference in Tokyo scheduled for March 10-11. The decision was based on the global impact of COVID-19 and Japanese government recommendations. “Our attendees’…
February 7, 2020
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.   “I wouldn’t say the President’s…
February 4, 2020
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, and the scientists and researchers working in…
Letters, Comments & Testimony
February 14, 2020
Dear Sir/Madam:  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) for the opportunity to submit comments regarding the Draft Guidance, Qualification Process for Drug Development Tools. BIO is the world's largest trade association…
February 13, 2020
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) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or…
February 7, 2020
February 3, 2020 Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) for the opportunity to submit comments regarding FDA’s public workshop on Patient-Focused Drug Development Guidance: Incorporating Clinical Outcome Assessments…
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