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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 & CE0, Cadence; Chairman
President & CEO, Ceres Nanosciences; Vice Chair
President and CEO, VA Bio+Tech Park; Treasurer
President & CEO, Cavion; Immediate Past Chairman
Chairman & CEO, HemoShear Therapeutics; Chairman Virginia Bioscience Foundation
Chief Operations Officer, TechLab
Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Children's National Medical Center
Director, Life Science Investment, CIT
Chairman Emeritus, Williams Mullen
Executive Director, The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Co-Founder, COO & CSO, AMPEL BioSolutions
President, CEO & Co-Founder, Tympanogen
Board Member, Embody
Director, Advocacy and Professional Relations, Pfizer, Inc
Sr. Director Partnering & Strategy, MedImmune
Director, Innovations & External Relations,, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
President, CEO & Co-Founder, Propagenix
President & CEO, Caretaker Medical
President, Engineered BioPharmaceuticals
Managing Partner, Epidarex Capital
CEO, ADial Pharmaceuticals
CEO, LifeNet Health
Director, Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services


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Worforce commitee

medical device

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John Newby
Frank Wilton
Vice President
Membership and Development
Caron Trumbo
Vice President

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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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