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

June 2019 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 and legislative activity during session.

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

All-Conference & Member Reception

July 10, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm
Brenton Skating Plaza

IowaBio is proud and excited to host the BIO World Congress on Industrial Technology and Ag Tech for the first time this July! This is the first year the conference has been held not only in Iowa, but in the Midwest, and we want to thank all of our members, affiliates, partners and conference attendees for making it such a success!  

The All-Conference & Member Reception will take place in lieu of our annual summer outing event and will be held at the Brenton Skating Plaza.  This tented,​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ outdoor venue features a riverside view of Downtown Des Moines next to local shops and restaurants. Come enjoy some fresh air and then treat your colleagues and partners to a delicious meal at any of the nearby establishments!

Who Can Attend

  • IowaBio Members and Contract Vendors
  • BIO World Congress Conference Attendees
  • Reception Sponsors
  • CSBA Affiliates
  • Iowa Government Officials
  • Media

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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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