Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology technologies. Corporate members range from entrepreneurial companies developing a first product to Fortune 100 multinationals. We also represent state and regional biotech associations, service providers to the industry and academic centers. Visit the BIO Member Directory to browse BIO members and Web site links as well as BIO state and international affiliates.. . Member services include: . * Federal and state advocacy on issues affecting the industry . * A dozen or more investor and partnering meetings throughout the year, with discounts for members . * Communications services that disseminate information about the benefits of biotechnology . * BIO Business Solutions discounts for a variety of goods and services . . Specific issues may have changed over the years, but our core mission of fostering biotechnology innovation through advocacy, business development and communications remains the same. . . BIO produces the annual BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry. The BIO International Convention attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the world including more than 500 members of the international press. Convention attendees hear from global biotechnology leaders, learn about the latest biotech innovations and network with their peers from established and emerging biotech companies, research institutions, service providers and biotech hubs.. . BIO also produces a series of industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.