Why Join BIO?
Many of your colleagues have already joined the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). We represent more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, biotechnology centers and related organizations in all 50 U.S. states and 33 other nations. The organization is growing by leaps and bounds because BIO membership works for industry leaders and professionals. We lead the most innovative and dynamic industry in the world, helping our members find continuing success and opportunities.
BIO works hand in hand with industry leaders to enable the organization to provide a singular voice and united policy focus for our membership. We take the lead in Washington, D.C., and state capitals and the the national and local media, so that BIO members can focus on what they do best - develop new products to improve the quality of life.
BIO membership opens doors you need to open - in places where you need access - through investment and partnering events, and industry-wide networking and marketing opportunities. And as you grow, BIO grows, with new programs, more impact and increased involvement.
As the world's largest organization representing the biotech industry, BIO is the call politicians, regulators and reporters make for knowledge and credibility. Through BIO, our members get promoted, get marketed and get things done. BIO is the recognized voice to the national media on your issues.
BIO provides aggressive advocacy in the halls of Congress and the White House for priority member issues such as tax reforms for biotech research, Medicare coverage of biotech drugs, and strong patent protection for innovative biotech products.
BIO develops timely and useful publications that are available to members only. We reach more then 500,000 industry professionals with BIO News, BIO Bullitens, the BIO Membership Directory, BIO Annual Report, and the Editors' & Reporters' Guide. And www.bio.org is the hub for the biotechnology industry, with ever-increasing opportunities for marketing and exposure.
BIO offers active leadership opportunities on our diverse boards, governing bodies and committees. Participation offers unparalleled spheres of influence in the areas you need it most.
BIO membership gives you a whole world of ways to develop new business: the BIO Annual Convention & Exhibition, participation in committees, CEO events on Capitol Hill, and access and networking opportunities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
We draw our strength from the participation of more than 1,000 companies and organizations - startups, major players and Fortune 500 firms; associations around the globe and the next state over; tens of thousands of biotech professionals. BIO brings all this unmatched expertise and collective influence under one umbrella.
BIO is one great source for many different services and savings. As a BIO member, you have access to our partnerships with industry leaders for discounted laboratory products, business insurance, office supplies and more. BIO BUSINESS SOLUTIONSsm can save you time, hassles and money in every aspect of your business, and BIO members can take advantage of any or all of them.
BIO members are in the vangaurd of genomics, proteomics and informatics, as well as working in the mainstream, in pharmaceuticals, food and agriculture, industrial and environmental biotech and more. The common thread is the search for innovative solutions using the new tools of the life sciences.
Get to know BIO.
We represent biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Our members include pharmaceutical and industrial companies, universities, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Ideas and products emerging from our members are revolutionizing healthcare, agriculture, industry and the environment. So much is at stake.
Be a part of the leaders of innovation.
Join BIO now!
Here's how to join your peers and key leaders of our dynamic industry as a BIO member. Use the online application or contact BIO now at:
Biotechnology Industry Organization
1201 Maryland Ave. SW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 962-9201 (fax)
Membership Policy Statement
Membership is open to organizations with public policy positions and business practices that are generally consistent with BIO’s reputation and its policies and principles in support of innovation, including intellectual property, as determined by the Board Standing Committee on Membership & International Convention.