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 the 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. They also represent state and regional biotech associations, service providers to the industry, and academic centers. The members help foster a healthy economy by creating good-paying, biotechnology jobs. They also host the largest cost-savings program in the life sciences industry, BIO Business Solutions
, which saved $315 million in aggregate for 3,000+ companies last year.
BIO also works towards enriching the industry with networking, partnering and education opportunities. They 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.