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Membership in BioOhio is attainable at various levels, designed to encourage participation from the largest organizations to the budding entrepreneur. Membership is valid for one year and is tax deductible!

Membership Categories and Dues

Core Membership

Companies and organizations that are the core of the Ohio bioscience industry, working in fields that include biotechnology, medical device and equipment, pharmaceuticals and therapeutics, contract research (clinical and pre-clinical trials, trial data management), agricultural biotechnology, laboratories and testing services, contract manufacturers and suppliers, product development / drug discovery firms (including contract research and engineering), medical product distribution companies, and health and life science IT (medical records, R&D, wellness, revenue cycle).

Number of Employees Yearly Membership Cost
1 – 10 $425
11 – 49 $850
50 – 149 $1,650
150 – 499 $2,700
500 – 1,499 $4,300
1,500 or more $6,700

Selected: 1 – 10 Ohio employees

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Selected: 11 – 49 Ohio employees

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Selected: 50 – 149 Ohio employees

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Selected: 150 – 499 Ohio employees

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Selected: 500 – 1,499 Ohio employees

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Selected: 1,500 or more Ohio employees

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Associate Membership

Companies and organizations that provide critical professional services to Ohio’s bioscience industry, including: consulting, law, insurance, marketing, VC and investment firms, financial services, real estate, site selection, service IT providers, as well as community partners such as city chambers, economic development, and associations.

Number of Employees Yearly Membership Cost
Sole proprietor $525
2 – 10 $735
11 – 24 $1,000
25 – 49 $1,850
50 – 149 $3,350
150 – 499 $4,850
500 or more $6,300

Selected: Sole proprietor

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Selected: 2 – 10 employees

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Selected: 11 – 24 employees

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Selected: 25 – 49 employees

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Selected: 50 – 149 employees

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Selected: 150 – 499 employees

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Selected: 500 or more employees

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Institutional Membership

Institutions and organizations involved with bioscience research and development, care delivery, education, and advocacy. This includes universities, research institutions, hospitals, community colleges, and state/national advocacy organizations.

Number of Employees Yearly Membership Cost
1 – 50 $525
51 – 99 $1,200
1,000 – 1,749 $2,400
1,750 – 2,499 $3,700
2,500 – 4,999 $5,500
5,000 or more $9,000

Selected: 1 – 50 employees

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Selected: 51 – 999 employees

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Selected: 1,000 – 1,749 employees

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Selected: 1,750 – 2,499 employees

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Selected: 2,500 – 4,999 employees

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Selected: 5,000 or more employees

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K-12 Schools & Academic Society Membership

BioOhio offers special membership rates to K-12 schools and student-based academic organizations at a flat $180 per year. K-12 includes primary and secondary schools (elementary, middle, high schools, and career centers) but does not include post-secondary schools, such as universities and community colleges (see Institutional Memberships).

Organization Type Yearly Membership Cost
K-12 School $180
Academic Society $180

Selected: K-12 School

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Individual Membership

BioOhio membership is also available to individuals and students.

Membership Type Yearly Membership Cost
Student $35
Individual $275

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Leadership & Cornerstone Members

Organizations that recognize the importance of a strong bioscience industry in Ohio can offer special support for BioOhio with additional funds to exhibit their role as an Ohio bioscience leader. Leadership Members qualify for significant extra benefits including website and event branding. Leadership upgrades are available to Core Members for an additional $3,700 and Associate Members for $4,700. Organizations can choose to support Ohio’s bioscience community as a Cornerstone Member for $10,000.

Membership Upgrade Type Yearly Cost
Upgrade – Core Leadership Member $3,700
Upgrade – Associate Leadership Member $4,700
Upgrade – Cornerstone Leadership Member $10,000

* Please note: a Leadership upgrade requires a standard membership type from the selections above.

Selected: Core Member Upgrade

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BioOhio is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. As such, membership fees provided to BioOhio are tax deductible. Always consult your tax advisor for proper treatment.