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BIO’s Mission is to be the champion for biotechnology. We advocate for policies that will enable the realization of biotechnology’s promise for providing breakthrough products to cure disease, protecting against bio-terrorism, feeding the hungry, and cleaning our environment.

April 23, 2013

The bioscience industry is one of the most innovative and important economic drivers in the...

February 8, 2013

Kimball Thomson, President & CEO of BioUtah discusses his organization and what makes Utah...

July 19, 2012

Bioscience economic development in a nation as large and diverse as the United States is as...

March 21, 2012

Tracey Mumford from The Michael J. Fox Foundation discusses Parkinson's disease, the...

Letters, Testimony & Comments

May 8 2013
BIO  urges Florida Governor Scott to sign House Bill 365 – a bill related to the substitution of biologic and biosimilar medicines – which recently passed out of the Legislature.
February 1 2013
BIO supports passage of Florida House Bill 365, which provides requirements for pharmacist to dispense substitute biological products that are determined to be interchangeable for prescribed biological product.
January 24 2013
To ensure transparency and communication between patients and their treatment teams, BIO believes that certain safeguards should guide substitution policies for interchangeable biologics under state law as well.
January 24 2013
The policies outlined in Senate Bill 2190 align with all five of BIO’s Principles on Biologic Product Substitution and we therefore support its passage.
January 24 2013
BIO opposes the proposal to subject certain cancer therapies to prior authorization measures under Senate Bill 2066.

Press Releases

June 23 2015
Governor Greg Abbott for signed critical legislation to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.
June 11 2015
BIO continues its continued opposition to The Innovation Act (H.R.9) as amended and reported by the House Judiciary Committee today.
June 5 2015
BIO issued the following statement regarding the mark-up of The Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act
May 22 2015
BIO & NCBIO commend Governor Pat McCrory for signing critical legislation to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.