Join BIO


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BIO’s 1,000 member companies fall into one of four categories: Affiliate, Center, Associate, or Corporate. Membership is only available to organizations; we do not offer individual memberships.

Affiliate Member

Government or non-profit entity with an interest in or mandate to promote biotechnology, such as EDCs, NGOs, non-profit hospitals, etc. Dues are a flat fee per institution.
Dues: $2,443

Center Member

Academic institution that works in support of biotechnology including technology transfer centers. Dues are a flat fee per institution.
Dues: $2,443

Associate Member

Corporation, partnership, association or other for-profit entity involved substantially with providing services or products to biotechnology companies, such as a consulting firm, law firm, investment/venture capital firm, CMO, CRO, employee search firm, clean lab service, for-profit business incubator, insurance firm, supplier, and other service providers. Dues are based on the firm’s total number of full-time employees worldwide.

Number of Employees Dues
1 - 24 $4,307
25 - 49 $7,144
50 - 99 $11,767
100 - 499 $19,962
500 - 999 $25,005
1,000+ $27,841

Corporate Member

Corporation or other for-profit entity that utilizes biotechnology or other related new technologies in research, development, testing, manufacturing or sales of product or information. This includes companies focused on healthcare, food & agriculture, and industrial & environmental applications. Dues are based on the company’s annual global revenue.

Global revenue under $25 million
Dues are based on total number of full-time employees, including employees of subsidiary companies.

Employees Dues
1 - 6 $1,150
7 - 299 $175 per employee
300+ $52,500 

Global revenue over $25 million
Dues are calculated on a sliding scale based on the company’s annual global revenue. Please contact the BIO membership department for details. 

To Join

Submit a membership application, either online or via PDF. We’ll review your application, and once approved, you’ll receive an invoice for your member dues. Your membership will be active upon receipt of your payment, at which point you’ll have access to BIO member benefits, including discounts at our events, participation in policy and advocacy committees, cost-savings through BIO Business Solutions, and more.


We’re here to help! Contact the BIO membership team at or (202) 962-9200.