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Press Releases
EPA Rulemaking Recognizes the Importance of…
Washington, D.C. (September 1, 2020) – A U.S. regulatory system that keeps pace with science will put much-needed tools into the hands of farmers, help combat climate change, and advance sustainable farming practices, according to the Biotechnology…
Inova and BIO Launch New Virtual Partnering Series
  Today, Inova Software and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) are announcing the first international series of virtual partnering events focused on three critical therapeutic areas with great unmet need -  oncology,…
BIO: FDA Oversight of Animal Biotechnology Must…
America’s position as an innovation leader is at stake  Washington, D.C. (August 19, 2020) – The U.S. government’s system for regulating animal biotechnology – currently under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – is broken and is…
Letters, Testimony, & Comments
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…
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
Harvest 2020
September 1, 2020
Summer is making way for fall again, and for many people, that means visions of apple picking, hayrides, pumpkin patches, fall festivals, and of course, drinking lots and lots of pumpkin spice lattes! But it’s also a…
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August 27, 2020
While the world’s attention has been rightfully focused on the hope of a breakthrough that will eradicate COVID-19, the private biotech sector has racked up record-breaking investments during the first half of 2020. As…
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August 24, 2020
With the 40th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act this year, BIO connected with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, for a discussion about the importance of…