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Press Releases
Gov. Hogan, Novavax’ Erck, & BIO’s Dr. McMurry…
Event Highlighted Leadership in Vaccine Development and Regional Growth in Biotechnology Innovation Gaithersburg, MD (September 24, 2020) – Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, President & CEO of Biotechnology…
BIO Presents Leadership and Legacy Award to…
Washington, D.C. (September 22, 2020) –The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today presented Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, founder of AgTrade Strategies LLC, former Assistant United States Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs and…
BIO Announces 2020 BIO IMPACT Award Winners
Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2020) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced Dr. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman of Praj Industries Limited, as the winner of the 2020 George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in…
Letters, Testimony, & Comments
Right to Try: BIO Comments on Annual Summary…
September 22, 2020 Re: Docket No. FDA-2019-N-5553: Annual Summary Reporting Requirements Under the Right to Try Act, Proposed Rule Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or…
Pediatrics: BIO Comments on FDA Draft Guidance…
September 27, 2020 Re: Docket No. FDA-2014-D-1551:  FDA Draft Guidance, Pregnancy, Lactation, and Reproductive Potential:  Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products – Content and Format. Dear Sir/Madam: The…
Congressional Letter to FDA, USDA and EPA on…
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
HIV Test
September 29, 2020
  Today, more than 50% of all people living with HIV in the United States are over the age of 50. Ten years from now that percentage is estimated to go up to 70% and more than four in five people…
food waste and biotech
September 28, 2020
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) declared September 29th as the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (FLWDay). The FAO cited this day as a time to “make a…
Patient & Health Advocacy Summit Digital
September 23, 2020
This year has feels like an unfair pile on. One crisis follows another while the first never gets resolved. From the pandemic to global recession to civil unrest to raging fires to hurricanes, the relentless onslaught…