Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio)

Who We Are

IowaBio is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote the success and growth of biotech-based business in Iowa. Our efforts work to grow our state's strong biotech economy and increase its influence nationally and around the globe.

Our members enjoy savings on registration and sponsorships on select events, competitive pricing through purchasing agreements, advocacy assistance, networking opportunities, promotion of company in newsletters and online.


2021 Legislative Priorities

IowaBio will be focusing its 2021 advocacy efforts on the following Legislative Priorities:

  • Economic Development

    • Tax Credits and Tax Policy

  • Pharmaceuticals and Public Health

    • Drug Pricing, Vaccines, and Patient Access

  • Bioscience Talent Pipeline

    • STEM Education and Workforce Initiatives

  • Intellectual Property

    • IP Rights and Innovation Protection

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Call for Board Nominations

IowaBio is now accepting Board Member nominations to fill the remaining term of one board seat. Nominations will be accepted November 2-13, 2020 and the selection will be voted on at a Special Meeting on December 11 at 9:30am.

We are seeking representatives from Core members who have a high degree of commitment to IowaBio, who support and participate in our activities, who demonstrate effective leadership abilities, and who exhibit a high degree of personal and professional integrity. It is also critically important that each nominee has the support from their company to travel and attend the IowaBio events and quarterly Board meetings throughout their Board term.


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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
  • Corporate Credit Card

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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