Emerging Companies

A repression of gene activity in the brain appears to be an early event affecting people with Alzheimer's disease, researchers funded by NIH have found.

With the launch of a new clinical trial supported by NIH, researchers are working to determine whether treating children diagnosed with the most severe form of fatty liver disease with a drug called cysteamine will help improve the liver.

A single dose of an experimental gene therapy boosted production of a missing blood-clotting factor in people with hemophilia, a new study shows.

Results from studies presented March 6 at the Conference on Retroviruses & Opportunistic Infections in Seattle demonstrated the importance of identifying & treating HIV-infected infants within the first year of life to prevent harm to the immune system & to enable normal neurological development.

Acorda Therapeutics' Ron Cohen presented testimony on the importance of federal policies to support the biotechnology industry at a House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation hearing on March 27, a summary of his testimony is presented here

The House and Senate passed H.R. 3606, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. It is now headed to the White House for President Obama’s signature.

William D. Waddill, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, highlights the importance of capital formation to encourage investment in the biotechnology industry and spur job growth. Mr. Waddill provided testimony today on behalf of BIO at a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing.

Dr. Cohen discusses the plight of today’s emerging biotech companies, and how the federal government can best support innovation within the industry.

BIO CEO & Investor Conference will be held February 13-14 in New York City.

NuPathe will be presenting at the upcoming BIO CEO & Investor Conference

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research will be presenting at the 14th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference in New York on February 13-14, 2012

New Orleans shows the signs of a city reborn from the destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina.  The changes in the city’s infrastructure and building projects have certainly been among them.  The city reached a  milestone its renaissance when the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC) opened for business.

Congress has the opportunity to help speed lifesaving cures and treatments to patients by removing burdens to innovation in our industry.

Letters, Testimony & Comments

April 30 2015
On behalf of the Biotechnology Industry Organization Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises --- Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation and Reduce Regulatory Burdens
April 29 2014
Chairperson Mikulski, Ranking Member Shelby, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to provide you with written testimony on the extremely important topic of driving innovation through federal investments.
November 6 2013
On behalf of the BIO and its 1,100 members, I am writing in strong support of your Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act. I want to thank you for introducing this important legislation, which will spur investment in small biotech companies and other innovative businesses.
July 10 2013
A healthy public market is key to the success of the biotech industry, as growing innovators often turn to an IPO to fund late-stage clinical trials.
July 26 2012
Jeffrey S. Hatfield, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, testified on behalf of BIO about the 10th anniversary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Press Releases

August 11 2015
BIO Investor Forum to be held October 20-21 in San Francisco, California  
June 11 2015
BIO released a new report - Emerging Therapeutic Company Investment and Deal Trends – highlighting ten years (2005-2014) of biotechnology funding and deal making across five areas: venture capital, IPOs, follow-on public offerings, licensing, and acquisitions. The report also offers a first-time look at the degree of collaboration across the industry’s clinical pipeline.
May 21 2015
By making this tax credit permanent, companies conducting their development programs will be able to estimate their tax liability and will not be burdened by the constant uncertainty regarding whether or not the R&D Tax Credit will be extended.
May 13 2015
By teaming up with Aon, we are able to offer our members state-of-the-art coverage enhancements specific for life sciences companies...
May 7 2015
Program will improve liquidity and enhance capital formation for emerging biotech companies