International Advocacy

During this period of tremendous growth in both the Indian economy and its healthcare sector, it is a critical time to capitalize on the biotech opportunities available within India.

With more than one-fifth of the world’s population, China is an important market for biotech products and is increasingly a key global player in biotech research, development and manufacturing.

Moree discusses the Forum and the importance of partnering to improving the health of people in developing countries.

“I’ve never been a farmer,” Bill Gates confessed at The Chicago Council’s Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security. “Until recently, I rarely set foot on a farm.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Tuesday, April 19, 2011) - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today that Dr. Jörg Reinhardt, CEO of Bayer HealthCare, will provide the keynote address at the BIO China International Conference to be held October 12-13 in Shanghai, China. The event will bring together biotechnology and pharmaceutical leaders to explore business opportunities with life science companies in China.

Scientific American will release the third annual Worldview: A Global Biotechnology Perspective at this year's BIO International Convention.

BIO is committed to increased access to biologic medicines for patients throughout the world. 

You might have heard that the Prince of Wales, just days after hosting the Royal Wedding, paid us a visit here in Washington.  Prince Charles, a long-time organic food advocate and self-described environmentalist, was here to speak at a Washington Post symposium on the Future of Food.

Prince Charles likes to talk about “sustainability” so much that he used a version of the word 32 times in his recent speech about farming at Georgetown University.

The world’s largest biotech hubs are busy planning their delegations’ visits to the  BIO International Convention  next month. The international program at the Convention will be one of the most robust to date, with International Case Studies, breakout sessions focused on globalization and Super Sessions focused on the emerging markets.

Scientific American will release the third annual Worldview: A Global Biotechnology Perspective at this year’s BIO International Convention.

Three biotech luminaries who have succeeded against all odds share their experiences building a biotech company from the ground up in Brazil, China and India.

As we celebrate World Health Day today, it is an opportunity to remember that vaccines represent one of the most important global health investments.

Fifteen years after Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell rather than an embryo, made headlines, the process of livestock cloning is increasingly gaining acceptance as a viable means of satisfying demand for sustainable food production.

Letters, Testimony & Comments

March 6 2015
BIO commends the Government of India for recognizing the critical role that intellectual property plays in innovation and for initiating a review of its policies regarding intellectual property.
February 9 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to participate in the Special 301 process and is hopeful that our contribution will assist the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) efforts in preserving strong intellectual property protections for United States’ companies internationally. BIO appreciates the opportunity to comment on 2015 Special 301 Review: Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment and Announcement of Public Hearing.
January 13 2015
On behalf of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), we hereby provide formal written comments in response to Canada's WTO notifcation
October 14 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments to Public Consultation #65 published by the Board of Directors of the National Health Surveillance Agency on August 4, 2014 which proposes a new regulation defining the procedures and requirements for conducting clinical trials involving drugs in Brazil.
October 14 2014
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments to Public Consultation #8 published by the Brazilian Ministry of Health on August 14, 2014 which proposes a new regulation defining the guidelines and criteria for the submission, formation, monitoring and evaluation of PDP (Public-Private Productive Development Partnerships) projects.

Press Releases

April 16 2015
BIO commends Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) & House Ways & Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for introducing the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2015
July 10 2014
The International Council of Biotechnology Associations has been established with the expressed purpose of advocating for public policies that support the growth of the innovative biotechnology industry worldwide.
November 12 2013
Event brings Western and Chinese life science companies together for partnering and deal making
April 8 2013
Strong Intellectual Property Protection Is Vital For The Life Sciences Industry.
July 23 2012
Groups issue booklet to help biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies identify pipeline medicines with doping potential.