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Startups

BIO recognizes the unique needs of emerging companies. From advocating for pro-innovation tax policies to encouraging an economic and policy environment to foster investment, we focus on critical issues affecting smaller companies and build programs to enhance their development.

Priorities
Finance & Tax
  • Improving market quality for small public companies, like working with Nasdaq to advocate for increased transparency around short selling positions and advocating for SEC oversight of proxy advisory firms.
  • Advocating for tax code reforms that incentivize investment in pre-revenue innovators, including the Jobs Act and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Section 404(b).
  • Engaging the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) in it's rulemaking process to avoid an undue impact on the biotechnology sector's ability to enter into global research partnerships and attract foreign investments.
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BIO One-on-One Partnering

BIO recognizes the need for capital and collaboration faced by startups.  Therefore we host more than a dozen events throughout the year to help small biotechs connect with potential investors, licensors, and partners. BIO members receive discounts on registration, presentation, and exhibition fees at BIO events.

Get Involved!

BIO members participate in policy committees to advocate and provide a unified voice on issues that are most important to their business.

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Dr. Nancy Simonian, President and Chief Executive Officer, Syros Pharmaceuticals
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New extended dates for the world's largest biotech partnering event.

BIOEquality Agenda - Justice Through Equity

Counteracting systemic inequality, injustice, and unfair treatment of underserved communities.

CFIUS Hub

Explore webinars, BIO panels, comments, and more on this members only site.

Erika Smith
Member Spotlight - Erika Smith

“Simply put - BIO represents the community of leadership and innovation in biotechnology.  This role gives voice to initiatives critical to the success of our industry: from workforce diversity to regulatory and financial developments.  As a small biotech, having the connections and support to navigate these resources is incredibly important for both our company and for the industry as a whole."

Erika Smith
Chief Executive Officer
ReNetX Bio

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