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Types of Membership
Life Science Company Membership
Open to any for-profit biotech, pharmacuetical, therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device, CRO, CMO, bioIndustrial, agricultural, digital health, or other research based companySELECT
Open to any for-profit organization that provides products and/or services to the biotechnology, device and life sciences industry. Examples are banking, accounting, legal, staffing, software and consulting firms.SELECT
Higher Education Membership
Open to university departments, community colleges, educational training centers, career centers and professional schools with an interest in supporting the Virginia life science ecosystem.SELECT
Open to any government agencies and economic development councils that share an interest in developing strong support and collaborations for growth of the Virginia life science ecosystem.SELECT
Open to any not-for-profit research organizations, associations, foundations, patient advocacy groups and technology councils.SELECT
Benefits of Membership
Members are eligible to be invited to the JP Morgan Virginia Reception, Private Industry Tours, Leadership Dinners, Executive Roundtables, Legislative Coffees on the Hill, and Private Networking Luncheons - all produced at the statewide level to foster collaboration.
Members are eligible to be on a panel, webinar, or be a program speaker. Discounted and complimentary admission to VABIO events, including the premier statewide bioscience conference.
Access and Growth
Members are eligible for one-on-one meetings with VA Bio Strategist to review interests and accelerate business opportunities utilizing our vast network within the life science space. What would take two years to build, we can provide in two minutes.
Members have access to the nation’s leading cost saving purchasing programs, comprised of top suppliers providing members personal access to crucial bottom-line savings. For many companies the savings easily pay for their membership.
Across the Commonwealth
Virginia's life science community is largely in clusters around the various research universities. We host networking events across the state, you can sign up to receive information about events only in your region, or as many regions as you'd like. Click on a region to learn more about the resources in that area.Select your Community Group(s)
Ready to Join?
Visibility, access, savings, networking with leaders – come join the team! Our membership benefits apply to anyone with interests in the life science industry – from pharma and biotech, medical devices and diagnostics, research and development, manufacturing and energy, food and agriculture, bioinformatics and e-health, higher education institutions, investment groups, and valued service providers.Join Now
What Our Members Say
"Virginia Bio makes high value connections, which otherwise would not have happened. Virginia Bio introduced us to rare disease researchers at Children's National Medical Center which led collaborations which are now the basis of our strategic business."
CEO, HemoShear Therapeutics
"I don't know any other organization which is better connected with private industry, universities, and government than Virginia Bio. Virginia Bio got me in front of the right audiences and people across the state."
CEO, Virginia Catalyst
"We are increasingly focused on creating and commercializing innovation and Virginia Bio we have found is an extraordinary partner. They are terrific collaborators, provide strategic input, and promising introductions for our researchers."
Executive Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation