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Types of Membership
Types of Membership

Member Types

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 company

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Associate Membership

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.

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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.

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Government Membership

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.

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Non-Profit Membership

Open to any not-for-profit research organizations, associations, foundations, patient advocacy groups and technology councils.

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Student Membership

Complimentary for students who are actively enrolled in a Virginia College or University program related to life science with a valid student email.

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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.

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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.

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