and federal public policy can have an enormously positive – or damaging, impact on the life science industry. Virginia Bio stands watch, alerting our members of significant opportunities and threats, and helping members get involved in issues that matter to them. We are the sole voice of the industry, and a trusted source of information, ideas and insights to policymakers, whether helping to blueprint a long term statewide strategy, bringing new legislation into existence, or implementing programs effectively.
The Voice for Life Science
We work year-round to maintain relationships with executive and legislative leaders and staff in Virginia and Washington DC as a trusted source of accurate and complete information and sound public policy opinions on matters of bioscience R&D and commercialization in the Commonwealth and the nation.
Information, Ideas and Insights
We gather, shape and tell the story of the life science R&D to Virginia policymakers, provide them information and insights on the ever-changing science and business foundations of the industry, and work with others to formulate policy innovations to spark industry success.
Policy Priorities, Issues and Resources
We’ve helped create many of the state’s policies promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and investment, and the commercialization of university R&D. And in this ever-changing global science and business environment, we challenge policymakers to respond to anticipate new opportunities and challenges..
With the help of our expert national colleagues, we monitor the many federal regulatory, reimbursement, tax, access and other developments, distill the issues, formulate a response, and amplify our voice to federal policymakers. We help Virginia elected federal officials to stay in touch with the state and to work effectively for the life science industry in the Commonwealth and nation.
Success depends on gathering our ideas and perspectives, setting goals and joining our voices. Here’s how to get involved now at the state and federal level.
Here are resources providing background and further information on priority policy issues facing the industry.