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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We've Moved!

New Address as of July 2019:
500 E Court Avenue
Suite 112
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

IowaBio's Annual Conference

Time-Sensitive Opportunity:

October 1 - November 15, 2019

IowaBio is now accepting the following submissions for our 2020 Partnering for Growth annual conference:

Biotech Showcase Applications:

The first day of Partnering for Growth will feature the Biotech Showcase, a pitch competition for emerging biotech companies across the various industries. Up to eight emerging biotech companies will be selected to present on March 10th and compete for a $10,000 prize. Submit your application free of charge by November 15th to be considered! 
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Request for Presentations:

The second day of Partnering for growth will feature breakout Tracks focused on the following topics:

  • Entrepreneur

  • Food & Ag

  • Human Health

  • Animal Health

  • Biofuels/Industrial

  • Other/Keynote

For the first time ever, IowaBio will be accepting presentation proposals to fill these educational Tracks! Submit your presentation today to be considered for the 2020 agenda.
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Upcoming IowaBio Events

Business Essentials Seminar: Navigating Company Emergencies

October 24, 2019
9:00 - 1:30

Innovators on the cutting edge aren’t immune from an occasional workplace crisis. Like any business, there are bad days. Join us to learn the best practices and strategies to prepare for and triage various emergencies to make sure your organization is ready to face these complicated legal and business issues that face biotech companies in an increasingly complex and regulatory-driven world.

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IowaBio Open House
November 1 | 4-6pm

In July of this year, IowaBio moved our offices into the Capitol Center II complex in Des Moines' East Village! After a fresh coat of paint and a furniture upgrade, our new digs look great and we'd love to show everyone our space!

Please join us for drinks and appetizers on November 1st - local restaurants and venues are within walking distance if you want to grab drinks or dinner with friends afterward!

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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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