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 and colleges, state and federal associations, as well as numerous service and 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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IowaBio has several newsletters available to our members and the industry. These include a Monthly Newsletter, a weekly Session Bill Tracker and a daily COVID-19 Update. Keep up with the latest news, events and efforts on a state, federal and global level.

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NCATS Small Business Funding Webinar

NCATS Small Business Funding Webinar

September 22, 2020

1:30 - 2:30pm CT

Join IowaBio in collaboration with the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) for a webinar on small business funding programs on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET. Lili Portilla, Director of the Office of Strategic Alliances at NCATS, will present an overview of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs, which offer non-dilutive funding and resources to help small businesses advance and commercialize promising translational biotech and life sciences research technologies. You’ll learn about NCATS’ key research focus areas, tips for submitting a successful application, upcoming funding opportunities and other NCATS resources and programs for researchers and entrepreneurs. You can ask questions during a dedicated Q&A session.

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IowaBio Golf Outing

Golf Outing

September 3, 2020

Norwalk, Iowa

Back by popular demand, IowaBio will once again host a golf outing Thursday, September 3rd, at The Legacy Golf Club in Norwalk, Iowa! The event will host a 9:30am shotgun start, a play-through lunch, course contests and an awards reception with raffle!

For the first time ever, this event will be open to members and non-members - the more the merrier! Register today to join us for a day of fun, prizes, and opportunities to network!

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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
  • Insurance
  • Courier Services

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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