International Advocacy

Overhauled BIOTradeStatus lets users search for the latest information on hundreds of products.

ISAAA data shows countries around the world have embraced agricultural biotechnology.

Bringing biotechs into global health R&D.

This month, BIO is leading a delegation of biopharma CEOs to China for meetings with members of the Chinese biotech community and government leaders. The mission illustrates a strong commitment on behalf of the western biotechnology industry to encourage China to strengthen its support for biotech innovation and take steps to enhance greater investment and collaboration with companies in China. The series of meetings between China’s local industry and government leaders and biotech CEOs will lay the foundation for increased cooperation to help biotech flourish in China.

Scientific American will release the third annual Worldview: A Global Biotechnology Perspective at this year’s BIO International Convention.  Created in partnership with BIO, the publication explores the diverse economic regions of the world, highlighting success stories, policy achievements, cutting-edge science and the unique challenges that lie ahead. This year’s report focuses on BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) country efforts to build local biotechnology hubs. 

A new federal recommendation could hinder innovations from biotechnology R&D by limiting gene patents and licenses.

Are biotech drugs really that different from traditional pharmaceuticals.  You bet they are.  Learn why here.

After a few chilly days here in Atlanta, Tuesday brought a beautiful evening for a gathering of public officials atop the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Last night research, industry and politics got together at Dailey's in Atlanta for a little meeting. It was actually a networking reception but let's face it, we were all about ensuring the wheels of biotechnology kept turning in Canada.

Mexico is the fifth richest region in biodiversity in the world with a long tradition of research in biological sciences.

Tracy Krughoff speaks with Fernando Quesada, executive director of the Biotechnology Center of Excellence Corporation, who is organizing Mexico’s participation in the BIO International Convention.

We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products.

Today, the biotechnology industry is enjoying more success and influence than ever before. Our industry’s innovations continue to improve the lives of people worldwide, and the advancement of these innovations is supported by the work of BIO.

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.