Your company/organization becomes a member by completing and submitting a membership application. Once we review and approve the application and receive payment, we will notify you that the membership has been activated and provide further details on your benefits.
Yes, BIO's membership structure allows law firms, PR firms, academic institutions, suppliers, nonprofits and other non-biotech companies to join and participate in BIO.
There are U.S. state and regional biotech organizations. BIO works closely with these organizations and a number of them are actually BIO members. However, membership benefits are not reciprocal with any of these organizations. To enjoy BIO member benefits, your company/organization would need to join BIO.
Membership in BIO is company or organization based; BIO does not offer individual memberships.
BIO membership is available only to bona fide organizations that promote biotechnology research and support the growth and development of the biotechnology industry; and 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. BIO reserves the right to review applications for membership to confirm that the applicant meets these criteria for membership, and for the specified categories of membership as per BIO’s bylaws. BIO may, in its sole discretion, reject an application for membership or elect not to renew a membership.
Membership in BIO is for a 12-month period from the time your membership begins.
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the world’s largest trade association representing the life sciences industry. BIO members are leading the research and development of innovative healthcare, agriculture, industrial, and environmental products. We bring members together with others in the industry and advocate around the world for policies and regulations that support the needs of biotech businesses large and small.
Yes, BIO members save money at our events around the world. Members receive discounts on registration, company presentations, and exhibition fees at all of our conferences and events. We also offer members access to BIO One-on-One PartneringTM during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (JPM) week.
BIO Business Solutions® is the largest cost savings program for the life sciences industry, operated by BIO. BIO Business Solutions® negotiates significant volume-based discounts, favorable terms, and other benefits on products and services with industry leading suppliers on behalf of BIO members and the members of state and regional biotech associations.