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.
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.
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.
A Trademark Primer
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.
On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) will be hosting a Legal Symposium focused on Intellectual Property issues faced by biotech companies today. The event will feature five of IowaBio’s member law firms, who are top experts in the IP field, and will take place at the State Hygienic Laboratory's Center for the Advancement of Laboratory Science in Coralville, Iowa. The event is FREE to IowaBio members and University of Iowa Research Park companies. Additional attendees will be charged $25.00 per person.
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.
- Scientific supplies/chemicals/equipment
- Lab equipment/lab design/installation
- Office supplies/computer equipment/office furniture
- 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