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Our Mission

Virginia Biotechnology Association is a member driven organization. Together, we create a network of leaders generating growth for bioscience in the Commonwealth. We are the drivers of innovation to improve lives. We excel cutting-edge research and commercialization, connect members to venture capital and other sources of funding, connect academia and industry, and accelerate the growth of economic development for the Virginia bio-ecosystem.

Our Purpose

Virginia Biotechnology Association advances the Commonwealth’s life sciences bio-ecosystem by advocating for effective national, state and local public policies, supporting life science entrepreneurs and businesses, and educating the next generation of leaders.

Our History

In 1992 leaders from industry, universities and state and local economic development founded the Virginia Biotechnology Association

In the 25 years since, in response to the dynamic discovery, growth and change in science and the marketplace, Virginia Bio's focus has been redefined as the life sciences industry broadly, encompassing not only bio and pharmaceuticals, but also med tech, informatics, digital health, health and wellness, innovative health care delivery, agriculture and industrial bio...

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Board of Directors

President & CEO, Cavion; Chairman
CEO, Aperiomics; Immediate Past Chair
CEO, Embody; Immediate Past Chair
President & CE0, Cadence; Vice Chairman
President and CEO, VA Bio+Tech Park; Treasurer
President & CEO, Ceres Nanosciences; Secretary
President, HemoShear; Chairman Virginia Bioscience Foundation
Director, Life Science Investment, CIT
Chairman Emeritus, Williams Mullen
Co-Founder, COO & CSO, AMPEL BioSolutions
President, CEO & Co-Founder, Tympanogen
Vice President US Government Affairs, Pfizer
Partner, Pilot Health Advisors
Partner Technology and Life Sciences, Cherry Bekaert
CEO, Inova Translational Medicine Institute
Sr. Director Partnering & Strategy, MedImmune
Vice-President, BIO-CAT and BIO-CAT Microbials
President, CEO & Co-Founder, Propagenix
President & CEO, Caretaker Medical
CEO, Polymer Solutions
President, Engineered Biopharmaceuticals
Managing Partner, Epidarex Capital
CEO, ADial Pharmaceuticals
CEO, LifeNet Health

Committees

Public policy

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Capital

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veterans

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Workforce

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medical device

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Staff

Jeffrey Gallagher
Chief
Executive
Officer
JGallagher@vabio.org
Sherri Halloran
Vice President
Membership & Programs
Halloran.Sherrii@vabio.org
Cassandra Isley
Director of Business
Development & Strategy
Isley.Cassandra@vabio.org
Caron Trumbo
Director
of
Operations
Trumbo.Caron@vabio.org
Stephone Jones
Bookkeeper
Association and Foundation
Jones.Stephone@vabio.org

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Premium Members

Premium Memberships offer companies, organizations
and institutions a
customized package to partner to reach targeted goals. The package is dependent upon giving level. Virginia Bio implements one-on-one strategic, planning sessions to ensure a successful return on investment.

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Thought Leaders

Leading companies that positively impact the bioscience industry, community partners investing in and supporting educational programs that promote a strong workforce in STEM, workforce preparedness and development, fostering education and a talent pipeline.

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