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Modernized Biotech Regulation Will Unleash…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released today a modernized, science-based regulatory system for plant biotechnology aimed at maintaining oversight while driving innovation. Now government and industry must do more to build an informed and…
BIO Appoints a Physician-Scientist as New…
Immunologist Michelle McMurry-Heath is Selected  for Her Global Leadership and Commitment to Innovation and Patients Former FDA Official Will Succeed Industry Leader Jim Greenwood  on June 1 as Leader of World’s Largest Biotechnology…
Dr. Moncef Slaoui “Excellent Choice” to Lead…
Following the announcement that Dr. Moncef Slaoui will lead the Trump Administration's "Operation Warp Speed" initiative, BIO’s President and CEO, Jim Greenwood, issued the following statement:  “Dr. Moncef Slaoui is an excellent choice…
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March 25, 2020
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) this week hosted a productive virtual summit intended to foster collaboration among key government agencies and biopharmaceutical innovators with one goal: eradicating Covid-19. The two-day virtual…
March 20, 2020
Companies are Coming Together to Achieve Shared Goal of Eradicating the Virus  Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) underscored the industry’s commitment…
March 19, 2020
Maine is speeding up its transformation to a 21st-century, biobased economy with the passing of the Renewable Chemicals Tax Credit, which will foster the production of environmentally friendly innovations—like renewable chemicals and biobased…
March 19, 2020
BIO-Led Summit to Build Collaboration Between Biopharma Industry, Government Leaders & Scientific Experts  Responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health crisis, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is taking the…
March 12, 2020
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted regulatory changes to provide small public companies with a temporary exemption from Sarbanes-Oxley 404(b) compliance. 404(b) requires public companies to report on the internal controls they…
March 6, 2020
Washington, D.C. (March 6, 2020) – The following statement can be attributed to Dana O’Brien, BIO’s Executive Vice President for Food & Agriculture urging USDA to establish a pre-market notification process within its plant biotechnology…
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…
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. …
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,…
February 3, 2020
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 …
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