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BIO severs ties with WuXi in the face of U.S. government concerns over China

WASHINGTON — The Biotechnology Innovation Organization, an industry trade group, is cutting ties with Chinese company WuXi in response to increasing U.S. government scrutiny of it and other Chinese companies, according to a BIO press release shared with STAT on Wednesday.

It’s an about-face for a lobbying organization that recently was willing to defend WuXi against attacks, and it’s a sign that the U.S. biotechnology industry will have to make do without a company that it has come to heavily rely on for developing and making drugs.


WuXi is the only BIO member among the four Chinese companies that would be blacklisted from doing business in the United States by the Biosecure Act, a bipartisan bill that has been introduced in both the House and Senate.

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