Message from Board of Director’s Chairwoman, Abby Parta

The Iowa Biotechnology Association is looking for its next leader!

For over 20 year the Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) has provided benefits and services to promote the interests and growth of the life sciences industries in Iowa. As the association leading the conversation on Iowa’s growing life sciences sector, we are looking for an executive director that will work closely with our Board of Directors, industry stakeholders, government officials and the public.  A successful candidate should embody the qualities of a leader, change maker, and advocate for those industries and be an ambassador for the state.

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Monthly Newsletters

October 2018 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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Life Science Asset Databases


In 2015, IowaBio completed two asset mapping projects to help others discover the biotech talent located in Iowa and the Midwest.

Iowa Ag/Bioscience Asset Database

The Iowa Ag/Bioscience Asset Database is a comprehensive reference database for the state’s agbioscience, agribusiness and healthcare industries.  The product of five entities with vested interests in understanding and growing Iowa’s bioeconomy, the Iowa Ag/Bioscience Asset Database combines years of industry data into a single, searchable resource intended to help interested parties understand, strategize, forecast and identify opportunities within Iowa’s key industries for economic growth.

Heartland Civic Collaborative Life Science Database

This database was a collaborative effort between four biotech associations in the Midwest.  It contains nearly 800 life science companies within Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri along with their locations, websites, industry segments and more.  To download a copy of this Excel database, click the link below and complete the required fields.

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Upcoming IowaBio Events

Biotech Spotlight Series:
Ames, Iowa
October 23-24, 2018


On Wednesday, October 24th, IowaBio will be hosting a Biotech Spotlight Series event featuring tours of three biotech facilities (TBA) in Ames, Iowa.  The event will kick off with an evening reception on October 23rd at Renewable Energy Group.  A hotel block will be made available at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center for those seeking overnight accommodations.   This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the biotech companies in your backyard and network with local economic development leaders, industry business development professionals, government officials, suppliers and students.  The event is free to attend and confirmed companies along with registration information will be communicated in the near future.


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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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