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Biovantage – BIO

IowaBio is the state affiliate and a proud member of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter.” Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

Corporate members range from entrepreneurial companies developing a first product to Fortune 500 multinationals. We also represent state and regional biotech associations, service providers to the industry, and academic centers.  Our members help foster a healthy economy by creating good-paying, biotechnology jobs. We also host the largest cost-savings program in the life sciences industry, BIO Business Solutions, which has saved companies $360 million a year.

BIO also works towards enriching the industry with networking, partnering and education opportunities. We organize the BIO International Convention, the global event for biotechnology, along with many other industry-leading investor and partnering events held around the world. Arguably the industry’s leading partnering software, BIO One-on-One Partnering™ facilitates 50,000 face-to-face meetings each year among investors, biotechs, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions and non-profits at live events.

To advocate for our industry, BIO is organized into four different sections to best represent our members and their goals:

  • Emerging Companies
  • Health
  • Industrial & Environmental
  • Food & Agriculture

BIO Business Solutions® Program - More Saving. More Research.

IowaBio currently participates in some of BIO's Business Solutions® Program contracts, including:

  • UPS
  • BREX - Corporate Credit Card for Life Sciences

If you would like IowaBio to provide access to additional contracts outside of our BioVantage Program and within the BIO's Business Solutions® Program, let us know!