CEO Letters



Happy Summer, Virginia Bio! It’s been a very busy summer here at Virginia Bio, and we know you have been busy as well!  We see you out there on social media and other communication vehicles,and we were thrilled to have seen many of you “live and in person” at events and socials across the state. 


December 2022 – Happy Holidays Virginia Bio!

Join us at the Virginia Reception at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 8, 2023! The New Year is nearly here! Your Virginia Bio team wants to THANK YOU for allowing us to partner with you and support all the wonderful things you are doing for our life sciences ecosystem in the Commonwealth and beyond! It has


July 2022

Message from the Chairman of the Virginia Bioscience Foundation, Jim Powers – Virginia Bioscience Foundation Announces Funding of Summer STEM Camps for Minority and Underserved Students –   The Virginia Bioscience Foundation announces three summer science programs that have been awarded through the Jeffrey Gallagher Scholarship Fund to encourage interest in life science studies among


May 2022

Message from Departing Chairman Dear Virginia Bio friends: It was great to see many of you in person last month at the THRiVE 2022 conference. As you know, my time as Virginia Bio Association Chairman has come to an end, and John offered me the opportunity to share a few thoughts about my time with


April 2022

Members and Friends, Despite confinement and exclusively virtual communication with colleagues, investors, and customers for the better part of two years, our Virginia life sciences eco-system has had a productive run. We’ve assisted in the global fight against the pandemic, we’ve innovated and developed new technologies, drugs, and treatments, and we’ve continued to build our


March 2022

Members and Friends, For the first time, Virginia’s life science organizations will have a central location for its resources, jobs, and events. With the launch of the web portal Virginia Bio-Connect (, individuals from across the country and the world will be able to obtain a broader picture of the life sciences assets that the


January 2022

Members and Friends, Welcome to 2022! We are so very thankful for all our members’ outstanding work in 2021 in our continued fight against the pandemic and also for all innovations brought to bear against broader threats to public health and wellbeing.  We are proud of the foundational ecosystem-building work done by our Virginia Bio-Connect


December 2021

Guest post from Virginia Bioscience Foundation Chair, Jim Powers.   Dear Virginia Bio Members, I am writing to request your participation in the 2022 Jeff Gallagher Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the Virginia Bioscience Foundation.  The objective of the fund is to stimulate interest in the biosciences from K-12 disadvantaged students in Virginia.  When the fund


November 2021

Members and Friends, From our Virginia Bio family to yours, Happy Holidays! If you haven’t already been inundated with holiday music, get ready! Virginia Bio is thankful for all of its great members and the support we have received from you and our ecosystem partners over this past year. We look forward to continuing to


October 2021

Members and Friends, We hope this has been a productive fall for you! It has been productive for the Virginia Bio Team; in-person events have resumed, in-person meetings have kicked back in, and preparations for upcoming events (40th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, anyone?) are just a few things happening in the ecosystem. We have


September 2021

Members and Friends, Join us this Thursday September 30 for Women Building Bio 2021! Register NOW for Women Building Bio 2021!  With the theme “Investing in Ourselves: Growing Stronger and Better Together,” our 6th annual conference will continue to focus on advancing women scientist-leaders in the bioscience ecosystem by focusing on their collective importance, strengths


August 2021

Members and Friends, With fall just around the corner, summer vacation season coming to an end and schools resuming, Virginia Bio is likewise returning to the “daily grind!” (we’ve never stopped working for you…).  We are excited to resume several of our regular events, including our September 9th Commercialization & Leadership Luncheon Series which will


July 2021

Members and Friends, Register NOW for Women Building Bio 2021! Join us on September 30th for our 6th year of Women Building Bio with our theme: “Investing in Ourselves: Growing Stronger and Better Together.”  Last year’s virtual event saw over 200 registered participants and was headlined by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO’s) CEO Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath and Miss America


June 2021

Members and Friends, New Website and Member Portal Are Here!  We are excited to announce our newly revamped website!  The new website provides a clearer tool for communicating with you, policymakers and the public regarding our growing and dynamic ecosystem.  Be sure to go to the website for an updated events calendar, the latest news discussing


May 2021

Members and Friends, Happy Memorial Day! We hope you are able to take a little breather over the next few months and enjoy our collective reemergence from pandemic restrictions. Our biotechnology community has made this happen; from ever-more accessible and accurate diagnostics, to life-saving therapies to our vaccines, we continue to pursue our mutual objective:


April 2021

Members and Friends, We hope that you have made it safely through Spring break and have your eyes on a long-awaited and well-deserved summer escape! Our members continue to be busy delivering life-saving biotechnology as we “round the corner” in our collective fight against the pandemic and other illnesses. The Virginia Bio team stands ready


March 2021

Members and Friends, Welcome to Spring! I hope that your NCAA basketball brackets remain somewhat intact and useable (which would be a better situation than mine…). The Virginia Bio team is extremely happy to be on the warmer side of things and looking forward to what we hope will be a very productive spring for


February 2021

Members and Friends, Happy “Almost Spring”! We hope that you have safely made it through the recent weather events and are looking forward to warmer days in the weeks ahead. A Special “Thank You” to You, Our Members! As we approach the one-year point of the pandemic here in the U.S., we wanted to take


January 2021

Members and Friends, Happy New Year! We here at Virginia Bio are excited to enter 2021 with renewed anticipation that this year will, no matter what, be an improvement over 2020! As we look forward to working with our partners across the Commonwealth to execute the Virginia Bio-Connect program, we ask that you stay engaged