Letters, Testimony & Comments

BIO submits letters, testimony, and comments to government and regulatory bodies throughout the United States and around the world.

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Congressional Letter to FDA, USDA and EPA on…
Governors Letter to President Trump on Animal…
We the undersigned Governors would like to draw your attention to an important issue facing U.S. agriculture. Farmer access to new biotechnologies, such as gene editing, is critical to maintaining the security and stability of the rural economy and…
BIO Signs Coalition Letter In Support of the…
We write as a coalition of advocates for the startup ecosystem to voice our strong support for the IGNITE American Innovation Act, legislation to support startups through the economic crisis by allowing companies to monetize tax assets generated…
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August 5, 2020
We write as a coalition of advocates for the startup ecosystem to voice our strong support for the IGNITE American Innovation Act, legislation to support startups through the economic crisis by allowing companies to monetize tax assets generated…
July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020 Re: Docket No. FDA–2020-N-0837: Raare Disease Clinical Trial Network; Request for Information. Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) for the…
July 31, 2020
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to respond to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Solicitation of Input from Stakeholders on Agricultural Innovations. BIO applauds USDA for taking a proactive approach and seeking…
July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020 Re: Docket No. FDA–2019-D-5799: FDA’s Public Meeting, Modernizing the Food and Drug Administration’s Data Strategy. Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or…
July 20, 2020
The following letter provides BIO’s feedback on a number of regulatory proposals by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that would ease barriers to use of value-based purchasing arrangements within Medicaid and commercial plans, broaden…
July 9, 2020
As Congress develops and debates additional bipartisan legislation in response to COVID-19 and the resulting impacts to workers and the economy, the economic losses persisting across U.S. agriculture must be addressed in the legislation and in…
June 23, 2020
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) for the opportunity to submit comments on the Draft Guidance for Industry “Interpreting Sameness of Gene Therapy Products Under the Orphan Drug…
June 19, 2020
On behalf of the Animal Agriculture Coalition (AAC), representing veterinary medicine, animal science, state agricultural leaders, and various livestock or animal agricultural interests in the U.S., we applaud lawmakers’ ongoing attention to the…
June 2, 2020
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), along with the 27 members of the Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA), urge Congress to support the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act and advance legislation…
May 14, 2020
The U.S. government’s regulatory approach cannot exist in isolation. It should be supported by credible transparency measures. A proactive approach to transparency stands to build trust and foster an inclusive environment to address our most…