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