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Press Releases
BIO Extends Agreement with Avantor
Today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced an extension through June 2029 to its established agreement with Avantor. Through this agreement, members across North America have access to a broad…
Support of "TRIPS" Waiver Sets Dangerous…
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), released the following statement in response to the White House's support of waiving critical intellectual property rights for COVID-19…
Global “SHARE” Program for COVID could provide…
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, president and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), sent a letter to President Joe Biden yesterday suggesting the establishment of a COVID Global Strategy for Harnessing Access Reaching Everyone (SHARE)…
Letters, Testimony, & Comments
BIO Joins Letter Supporting Endless Frontier Act
The undersigned trade associations and private sector organizations write to express our strong support for the Endless Frontier Act, sponsored by Senate Majority Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Todd Young (R-IN), which would provide much needed,…
BIO Joins Letter to President Biden Urging the…
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, along with a group of business and policy leaders, sends an open letter to President Biden urging him "to demonstrate decisive U.S. leadership" to combat COVID-19 in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa…
BIO Outlines “SHARE” Blueprint for Global…
Amicus Briefs
BIO Files Amicus Brief in Support of Rehearing…
BIO files amicus brief in support of a petition for rehearing related to patent-eligibility of diagnostic technology. 
BIO Files Amicus Brief on Case Addressing the…
BIO files an Amicus Brief on rehearing by the Precedential Opinion Panel of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
BIO Files Amicus Brief on Case Addressing…
BIO and PhRMA have submitted a brief in the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of appellant in Virnetx Inc. v. The Mangrove Partners. 
Blog Posts
Sustainable Packaging Bioplastics
May 11, 2021
You know the aisle—chips in shiny plastic bags, candy in glistening wrappers, drinks in the multicolored bottles just waiting to release pent-up carbonation. Delicious as much of our favorite salty and sweet snacks are,…
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May 11, 2021
The world is currently dealing with unprecedented challenges related to climate change, the economy, and the impact of COVID-19. Amid this maelstrom, the Government of Mexico, under the leadership of President Andrés…
I am BIO episode 57
May 11, 2021
COVID-19 has brought to light many failures in our healthcare system – including the long-running issue of the lack of diversity in clinical trials. To understand how therapeutics or vaccines may affect a large…