About BioOhio

BioOhio is Ohio’s Bioscience Organization.

On behalf of all of us at BioOhio and our Board of Trustees, thank you for your interest and support. Everything we do is driven by member requests, so please use our website to learn about the many benefits and resources available, whether you are currently a member or thinking about joining.

BioOhio is a non-profit membership organization that represents over 300 members that employ over 100,000 Ohioans – from Ohio’s largest employers to emerging start-ups, schools & universities, research institutions, students, and individuals.

BioOhio was founded in 1987 with support from founding members Battelle, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, P&G, University Hospitals, and University of Cincinnati.

BioOhio is a proud member of the Council of State Bioscience Associations, a confederation of state-based, independent, non-profit trade organizations. BioOhio is the state affiliate of BIO, AdvaMed, MDMA, and PhRMA, national organizations working to support the bioscience industry.

Our Mission

BioOhio connects and serves Ohio’s bioscience community to drive success in improving global quality of life.

Our Value

BioOhio is a member-guided service that connects and supports Ohio’s bioscience community through networking, advocacy, events, talent, information, and cost savings.

Events, Networking, Digital Connections, Personal & Business Development

BioOhio hosts numerous events throughout the year and around the state, including our Annual Conference, Women in Bioscience Conference, scientific showcases, business innovations and investor forums, career fairs, professional development opportunities, and informal networking events.

Membership benefits include discounted admission to our events and to many of our partner events. We also have a networking group on LinkedIn where our members discover powerful new business contacts, keep in touch with one another, and stay informed of current news.

BioOhio provides business development assistance through coaching, mentoring, and facilitating introductions that benefit your business or accelerate your career. Learn more

Advocacy – Local, State & Federal Government Relations

BioOhio works with local, state, and federal agencies, officials and representatives to promote Ohio’s bioscience industry. Members can engage in government relations through the BioOhio Advocacy & Public Policy Committee and legislative-focused events such as BioOhio Statehouse Day, Federal Legislative Fly-ins, and roundtables with public officials.

BioOhio collaborates in government engagement with our national partners as the Ohio affiliate of Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Medical Device and Manufacturing Association (MDMA), and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). BioOhio’s partner in government relations is member firm G2G. Learn more


BioOhio delivers a competitive advantage to members with solutions to talent, training and human resources needs through partnerships with Taylor Strategy Partners and the Center for Professional Innovation and Education (CfPIE).

Member companies receive assistance connecting with resources to locate talent, including entry level employees, highly skilled workers, and executives. Resources often include access to job pools, training, recruiting, and talent sourcing.

Programs such as comprehensive talent needs assessments and sourcing, specialized training for skilled and leadership positions alike, and courses and certification programs for the advancement of professional medtech, pharma and bioscience development are all offered at a discount to BioOhio members. Learn more

Ohio’s Bioscience Community: Industry Intelligence and Visibility

BioOhio provides members with valuable industry information and a venue for increased awareness and visibility.

BioOhio has long been a go-to source for data on the bioscience industry in our State. Data includes statewide and regional analysis of bioscience employment, wages, new company growth, acquisitions, private investment, research funding, bioscience related graduation rates, and much more. Learn more

While much of this data is summarized and published in the Ohio Bioscience Growth Report, BioOhio members have access to additional details and materials not otherwise released.

News from members receives special highlights among industry stories on BioOhio.com and is often featured in blog posts, tweets and other social media outlets. Members also receive visibility in BioOhio publications that include the Ohio Bioscience Growth Report, the Ohio Bioscience Resource Directory, member list, newsletters, and other materials. Members have the opportunity to speak at, volunteer at, or host events at their facilities as well as be visible through contributions to policy letters and reports.

Cost Savings & Purchasing Discounts

One of the most popular benefits for BioOhio members is our array of valuable cost savings programs and purchasing discounts.

Because BioOhio is an affiliate of BIO, our members are eligible for select BIO Business Solutions savings programs. BioOhio has also negotiated special savings for members with additional vendors and service providers.

Members can take advantage of discounted event registration as well as preferred pricing from more than a dozen vendors including: VWR, Clean Harbors, UniClean, UniFirst, Chubb, Office Depot, UPS, Business Wire, Informa (DataMonitor Healthcare, Medtrack, BioMedTracker), Career Builder, Skoda Minotti, Aon, ShareVault, Humboldt, Airgas, Nikon Instruments, Brex, TSP, CfPIE, and Sequent. Learn more

Join Ohio’s Bioscience Community!

We are confident you will find value from the many member benefits and resources BioOhio offers. Join the member family today!

Information on annual dues, as well as an application form, can be found here.

For more information about becoming a BioOhio Member, please contact Jen Goldsberry, Manager, Member Services & Events at (614) 675-3686 x1004.