Welcome to the Iowa Biotechnology Association

Since 1994, the Iowa Biotechnology Association has provided benefits and services to promote the interests and growth of the life sciences industries in Iowa.  We are a non-profit, membership-based organization with a diversified membership including industry companies from all segments of biotechnology, universities & colleges, state & federal associations, as well as numerous service & support companies.  Our Association seeks to promote the success and growth of biotech-based business in Iowa, ultimately securing our strong biotech economy while growing our business & increasing our influence nationally and around the globe.

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Monthly Newsletters

February 2015 Newsletter

Monthly Newsletters are distributed to inform members of recent developments in the core areas, upcoming industry events, relevant issues, member successes, economic development opportunities & legislative activity during session.

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Legal Section

Intellectual Property Corner

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll authors a series of articles for IowaBio directed toward intellectual property (IP) issues that are of interest to IowaBio members.  The firm is available to answer IP questions from members, either as a part of each article, or in an occasional separate article devoted only to questions and answers.

Article 3:
A Trademark Primer

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available articles 

Patent Law Reform: First-Inventor-to-File

Learn more about the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) and how it affects the U.S patent system.  This article was generously provided by IowaBio member, Brick Gentry P.C.

First-Inventor-to-File System

Upcoming IowaBio Events

2015 Partnering for Growth Forum

April 1, 2015
Ankeny, Iowa

The Partnering for Growth Forum focuses on multiple biotech industries active in the state of Iowa.  Topics will cover Food & Agriculture, Industrial & Environmental and Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals.  By incorporating keynote speakers, discussion panels, exhibitors and individual tracks that cater to these various sectors, we hope to make this event a premier learning and networking highlight for the biotech community.

Register by March 24th
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Legal Symposium: IP

April 30, 2015
Ames, Iowa

IowaBio will be hosting a Legal Symposium focused on Intellectual Property issues faced by biotech companies today.  The event will feature IowaBio’s member law firms, who are top experts in the IP field, and will take place at the Alumni Center at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

This event is FREE to IowaBio Members!

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Iowa BioVantage Program

Iowa BioVantage Program

At IowaBio, we provide our members with several services and benefits through our BioVantage Program.  Among these are Advocacy, Business Development, Education, Networking and Participation in our Purchasing Agreements.

Contracts include:

  • Scientific supplies/chemicals/equipment
  • Lab equipment/lab design/installation
  • Office supplies/computer equipment/office furniture

Contract Highlights:

  • Most individual items are discounted by 10-80%
  • Direct delivery within 24-48 hours without shipping charges
  • Numerous rebate opportunities
  • The savings received from just a few orders usually covers the cost of a company’s annual membership dues

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