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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August 12, 2020
During the last several months, biotech companies have heroically trained their resources and talent toward fighting the global COVID pandemic. The entire world recognizes that it is science that ultimately will help us…
Vaccines
July 15, 2020
The development of safe and effective vaccines is more important than ever. As we have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, infectious diseases can appear suddenly and spread quickly. As the biotech industry races to…
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June 25, 2020
Vaccines, from the Latin word vacca which means cow. Yes, cow! While many people know that the first-ever vaccine was for smallpox, a lot of people don’t know about the role cows had in developing that vaccine. A…
Press Releases
June 16, 2020
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to announce the election of its new Executive Committee members for the 2020-2021 term. Additionally, eight new board directors and four new section governing board chairs and vice chairs were elected. BIO’s Board elections took place…
May 13, 2020
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 to lead the President’s Operation Warp Speed…
May 12, 2020
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today unveiled a first-of-its-kind, interactive tracker of the new treatments and vaccines in the COVID-19 pipeline. This online resource illustrates the unprecedented campaign being undertaken by biopharmaceutical innovators to combat – and…
Letters, Comments & Testimony
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 opportunity to submit comments on the Request for…
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 Agency) for the opportunity to submit comments…
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 definitions of line extension, and place limits…
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