Member Benefits - Advocacy

Advocacy: State & Federal Government Relations

BioOhio works with 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.

Below are ways to work with BioOhio to influence major policy and funding decisions affecting our industry.

  • National Issues

    Get involved on a national level. BioOhio can help you engage and partner with national organizations and patient advocacy groups such as AdvaMed, BIO, MDMA, and PhRMA.

  • Speaking for Ohio

    BioOhio presents on behalf of member organizations and Ohio’s bioscience industry in legislative settings and participates in legislative meetings at the local, State, and Federal levels.

  • Member Voices

    BioOhio listens to members to learn about critical policy and regulatory challenges, and works to ensure public officials understand the effect of these issues on their constituency.

  • Policy Events

    Participate in legislative and policy focused events such as BioOhio’s Statehouse Day & Luncheon, AdvaMed DC Fly-in, BIO Legislative DC Fly-in and local Roundtables with public officials.

  • Legislator Visits

    BioOhio can facilitate legislator visits to member facilities, providing excellent exposure and a forum to discuss issues relevant to your business.

  • Letters of Support

    Engage BioOhio to join in sign-on letters regarding policy issues, positions, white papers, etc. concerning industry (case by case depending on content).

BioOhio is proud to represent its members as the Ohio affiliate of AdvaMed, BIO, MDMA and PhRMA

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AdvaMed is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. AdvaMed represents 80 percent of medical technology firms in the United States and acts as the common voice for companies producing medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems.

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BIO is the world’s largest biotechnology trade association, providing advocacy, business development, and communications services for more than 1,100 members worldwide. It is their mission to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for their member organizations–both large and small.

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Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) is a national trade association that provides educational and advocacy assistance to innovative and entrepreneurial medical technology companies. Since 1992, MDMA has been the voice for smaller companies, playing a proactive role in helping to shape policies that impact the medical device innovator.

PhRMA

Pharmaceuticals and Research Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading biopharmaceutical researchers and biotechnology companies. Their members are committed to finding tomorrow’s cures and treatments for some of the most serious diseases.