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The Arkansas Biotechnology Association
Alice Rumph Smith
Director, Special Projects
Office of the Dean, College of Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham Street, Slot 558
Little Rock, AR 72205
Tel: (501) 686-5393

Since 1987, the State of Arkansas has funded several initiatives to develop its R&D resources with a demonstrated interest in biotechnology. Early results are visible around the state: increased external support for research in our state's colleges and universities; new research and education facilities on our university campuses; increased awareness of the value of research to the state's economy; and investments by the state's traditional and well-established businesses into new government/business/university partnerships. In 1992, the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences established an informal working group to develop biotechnology resources in Arkansas from a collaborative perspective. Know as Biotechnology Arkansas, the initial group consisted of representatives from those institutions with the largest stake in future biotechnology developments: the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, the National Center for Toxicological Research, and the College of Medicine at UAMS.

Arizona Bioindustry Cluster

This website is provided as a resource to the Arizona Biotechnology industry. It provides information on key issues affecting biotechnology today and provides Arizona industry and the public sector with methods to enhance Arizona's biotechnology competitiveness in the national and international marketplace.

AusBiotech Ltd
ABN 87 006 509 726
1/322 Glenferrie Road
Malvern, VIC 3144
Tel: 61 3 9828 1400
Fax: 61 3 9824 5188

AusBiotech is Australia's biotechnology industry organisation, which represents over 3,000 members, covering the human health, agricultural, medical device, bioinformatics, environmental and industrial sectors in biotechnology.

AusBiotech is dedicated to the development, growth and prosperity of the Australian biotechnology industry, by providing initiatives to drive sustainability and growth, outreach and access to markets, and representation and support for members nationally and around the world.

395 Oyster Point Blvd. Suite 117
South San Francisco CA 94080
Tel: (650)871-7101

Formed in 1990 as the Bay Area Bioscience Center, BayBio is Northern California's bioscience association. We support the regional bioscience community through networking, advocacy, group purchasing, and communicating the impact of our industry on the community. Our members include organizations engaged in, or supportive of, research, development and commercialization of life science products.

Our Service to the Industry

  • Enterprise Development: Through support for a variety of peer networks and in support of bioentrepreneurship, BayBio works directly on the sustained growth, health and excellence of life science companies.

  • Collective Power: To capture the potential and prowess that accompanies our status as the world's largest, oldest and deepest life science cluster, BayBio launched a suite of group purchasing benefits. BayBio is constantly adding new member benefits to our purchasing program.

  • Advocacy: In coalitions on federal issues, and with other stakeholders on a variety of state, regional and local issues, BayBio represents the point of view of the life science industry.

  • Original Content: BayBio generates state of the industry updates with financial analyses, innovation trends, economic results and social impacts.

Beowulf Genomics
Pathogen Sequencing Unit
Sanger Centre
Cambridgeshire, UK

The Wellcome Trust established the Beowulf Genomics Initiative in January 1998. The initiative was established to ensure that the genome sequences of microbial pathogens were available to as wide a range of researchers as is possible. So far, this initiative has supported the sequencing of 16 bacterial genomes and participated in the funding of two further bacterial genomes, 3 protozoan parasites and one fungus.

Contact Paul A. Hassie, President
554 7 SW 37th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608
Tel: (352) 371-1728
Fax: (352) 371-6387

BioFlorida's mission statement is to promote biotechnology and related science in Florida by creating a favorable business and legislative environment; to provide the platform for business, academia and government to work jointly to support and encourage development of existing companies in the state and to attract new business and organizations to Florida.

BioIndustry Association (BIA)
14/15 Belgrave Square
Tel: (+44) 207 565 7190
Fax: (+44) 207 565 7191
E-mail: admin@bioindustry.org

The BioIndustry Association exists to encourage and promote a financially sound and thriving sector of the UK economy built on developments across the biosciences to create wealth, employment and an expanding skills base. How we are achieving this:-

  • By regular contact with Government both here and in Europe (as part of EuropaBio) - lobbying on behalf of the industry to ensure that a united Industry view is presented to MPs and MEPs.

  • Through our expert Committees which represent the real area of expertise of the organisation. The Board's aim for each of its Committees is that they become so knowledgeable and influential that the Government of the day will want to know what they think before formulating its own policy.

  • Through our prestige Events - providing benchmarking opportunities, exchange of ideas and a forum to identify the direction in which the industry is heading. Such events will enhance the status of the industry within government and other influential bodies.

  • Through our Publications - through 'The Bulletin' but also those publications which emerge from the expert Committees.Other Biotechnology and/or Business publications are available from the BIA, some free of charge.

  • Through our networking opportunities - the AGM, regional meetings, the "inhouse" seminars, and the House of Lords reception. These provide ideal opportunities for members to get together to exchange views and establish contacts.

Biotechnology Association of Alabama
500 Beacon Parkway West
Birmingham, AL 35209

The BAA's mission is to promote the steady growth and general growth and welfare of the biotechnology industry in Alabama and to enhance public awareness of this industry and its contributions to the public welfare of Alabama.

Biotechnology Association of Maine
150 Capitol Street/PO Box 615
Augusta, ME 04332-0615
Tel: 207.623.3790
Fax: 207.621-0175

The goal of MaineBiotech is to address the growing communication needs and informational needs of companies, supporting service sector, patients, educators and others in the state of Maine actively engaged in biotechnology.

Biotechnology Council of New Jersey
1 AAA Drive, Suite 102
Trenton, NJ 08691
Tel: 609.890.3185
Fax: 609.581.8244

The Biotechnology Council of New Jersey was chartered in January 1994 to serve as a voice and to create a positive climate for the State's biotechnology companies. The Council represents companies engaged in biopharmaceutical, biomedical, bioagricultural and bioremedial endeavors before legislators, the media and the general public.

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: (202) 857-0244 or (800) 255-3304
Tel: (202) 331-8132 (Meetings Department)
Fax: (202) 857-0237

California Healthcare Institute
1020 Prospect Street, Suite 310
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: (858) 551-6677
Fax: (858) 551-6688

The mission of California Healthcare Institute is to research, develop, and advocate policies and actions that promote biomedical science, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device innovation in California.

California Separation Science Society (CaSSS)
156 South Spruce Avenue
Suite 207A
South San Francisco, CA 94080-4556

Located in San Francisco, California, the California Separation Science Society (CaSSS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance separation science and bioanalysis. CaSSS sponsors international scientific symposia for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and academia arenas. CaSSS also provides educational, employment and networking opportunities for its current members.

Colorado Biotechnology Association
6755 South Ivy Way
Unit C7
Englewood, CO 80112
Tel: (303) 843-6414
Fax: (720) 283-9403

Connecticut United for Research Excellence, Inc. (CURE)
Corporate Ridge 175 Capital Blvd, Suite 102
Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067
Tel: (860) 529-3120
Fax: (860) 529-4910

CURE, a not-for-profit, 501(c) 3 corporation, is the organizational center of Connecticut's BioScience Cluster. It is firmly establishing Connecticut as a center for bioscience research and development. CURE provides the only forum for Connecticut's bioscience research organizations to exchange information on issues and opportunities of common interest and develop collaborative growth strategies.

(German Society for Chemical Apparatus, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
D-60486 Frankfurt
Tel: +49 69 7564 0
Fax: +49 69 7564 201
Email: internetinfo@dechema.de

1275 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Tel: 614 675-3686
Fax: 614 675-3687

BioOhio, founded in 1986 as Edison BioTechnology Center, is a non-profit organization designed to build and accelerate bioscience industry, research, and education in Ohio. We are focused on networking the distributed and outstanding bioscience assets of Ohio to promote regional, national, and global best of class competitiveness and growth.

The Electrophoresis Society
3338 Carlyle Terrace
Lafayette, CA 94549
Tel: (+1) 925-284-7186
Fax: (+1) 925-283-5621

The Electrophoresis Society is a unique international organization founded to improve and promote technologies necessary for biomolecular separation and detection. The techniques of electrophoresis are numerous and include isoelectric focusing, 2-D / IEF / SDS PAGE, capillary, free-flow, as well as classical gel systems.

Foundation for Genetic Medicine
10900 University Blvd.
Manassas, VA 20110
Tel: (703) 993-8385

The rapid pace of genomic research affords the prospect of improving human health and alleviating human suffering through genetic medicine and research. In addition, the applications of this new research will create important ethical, legal and social issues.
Clearly there are many public policy, as well as scientific and technological challenges, to be faced. These must be overcome in order to ensure a supportive environment for the continued advancement of genomic research and the development of genetic medicine.
The Foundation for Genetic Medicine will strive to become a much needed authoritative leader, a voice of reason and a catalyst for progress. We will examine a host of issues such as those regarding genetic medicine, behavioral genetics, and the ethical, legal, and social features involved. We will help to develop and gain acceptance, through education, for public policies which support and advance genetic medicine for improved health care. Finally, we will function to keep opinion leaders abreast of the most recent scientific and social developments related to human genetics.

Samsung Medical Center
50, Ilwon-dong, Kangnam-ku,
Seoul, Korea 135-230
Tel : (82)-2-3410-3510
Fax: (82)-2-3410-0044

This GeneMed Network has been created with a mission and vision to provide reliable up-to-date news and information on gene therapy and to introduce other gene therapy related resource web sites for health care professionals, basic scientists, people working for biotechnology based industries, patients and general public. We are aiming at becoming a world-wide core gene therapy resource web site in the coming years in order to meet your needs better and faster by bringing the most recent gene therapy related news and information.

The Genome Database, Curation
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2024 E. Monument Street, Suite 1-200
Baltimore, MD 21287-0007
Tel: +1 410.955.9705
Fax: +1 410.614.0434

GDB's mission is to make available to scientists an encyclopedia of the human genome that is being constantly revised and updated to reflect the current state of scientific knowledge. Although GDB has historically focussed on gene mapping, as the Genome Project moves from mapping to sequence to functional analysis, GDB's focus will be broadened. Extensions are under development in the representation of sequence-level genome content, including sequence variations, along with richer descriptions of function and phenotype.

The Georgia Biomedical Partnership
1199 Euclid Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Tel: (404) 221-0617
Fax: (404) 522-0132

The Georgia Biomedical Partnership works with its members to provide a variety of services to Georgia's life sciences community such as industry-specific educational programming, networking opportunities, and access to institutional research and resources through the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) and other member institutions.

Hawaii Biotechnology Council (HBC)
3661-A Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 988-6580
Fax: (808) 988-5816

The HTTA Biotechnology Council has been formed to foster the safe and scientifically responsible development of the biotechnology industry in Hawaii through presentation of the views of its members to government, academia, the larger business community, and the public.

HBC is formed under the auspices of the Hawaii Technology Trade Association (HTTA) to utilize the HTTA's superior resources and pursue similar goals. HBC will also affiliate with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the international biotechnology industry organization.

Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology Ltd. (HKIB)
2 Biotechnology Avenue
12 Miles, Tai Po Road
Shatin, N.T.
Tel: (852) 2603 5111
Fax: (852) 2603 5012

The Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology Ltd. (HKIB) was founded in 1988 with a donation from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust by the Council of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as a non-profit making but self-financing downstream development centre for biotechnology products. With grants from the Hong Kong SAR Government's Industrial Support Fund and the World Health Organization (WHO), HKIB established a pilot-scale manufacturing plant to produce clinical trial material of human vaccines and biopharmaceuticals under global Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines. Its first product is an anti-malaria transmission-blocking vaccine TBV25H that enters Phase I human trial under the sponsorship of HKIB's Clinical Trial Monitoring Unit (CMU). The CMU also offers clinical monitoring services to global companies.

Illinois Biotechnology Organization

The Illinois Biotechnology Organization was chartered in January 2000 to serve as a voice for biotechnology companies currently based in Illinois and those considering locating to Illinois. The council represents companies engaged in biopharmaceutical, biomedical, bioagricultural and bioremedial endeavors. IBIO was formed by a group of concerned industry executives to promote an environment for the growth of the biotechnology industry in the prairie state. IBIO is comprised of representatives from the biotechnology industry and related companies throughout the state.

International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX)

Goals of the Society:

  • to facilitate and encourage the assemblage, acquaintanceship and the association of scientists engaged in research in Xenobiotic metabolism and in other related disciplines

  • to disseminate,discuss and publish results of research and related matters of interest in metabolism

  • to promote public awareness of chemical metabolism and its social and environmental implications

  • to promote education and training in the field.

Iowa Biotechnology Association
1200 Valley West Drive
Suite 206-7
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Tel: (515) 327-9156
Fax: (515) 327-1407

The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IBA) was formed in 1994 to advance opportunities in Iowa for the improvement of the human environmental and economic well-being through the development and application of value-added technologies in the life sciences. Working cooperatively, the members hope to enhance the ability to commercialize new technologies in a timely manner and reduce the lead time for deployment. Activities of the association are designed to give companies doing business in Iowa an edge in delivering timely new products to consumers through the sharing of ideas regarding the transfer and development of technologies.

Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA)
Tel: +81-3-5541-2731
Fax: +81-3-5541-2737
Email: uemura@jba.or.jp

JBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of bioscience, biotechnology and bioindustry in both Japan and the rest of the world. Established through the support and cooperation of industry, academia, and government, JBA is the only organization of its kind in Japan. JBA's roots date back more than 50 years to the establishment of the Japanese Association of Industrial Fermentation. Today, like its predecessor organization, the JBA functions as a think tank and platform for communication between scientists, technologist, policymakers and managers.

Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MBC)
One Cambridge Center, 4th Floor
Cambridge MA 02142
Tel: 617-577-8198
Fax: 617-577-7860

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MBC), founded in 1985, is a non-for-profit organization that provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry. The MBC is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Representing over 300 companies, academic institutions and service organizations involved in biotechnology and healthcare, the MBC works with public leaders to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and services.

MdBio, Inc. (Maryland Bioscience)
1003 West 7th St., Suite 202
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Tel: 301-228-2445
Fax: 800-863-5994

MdBio, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation that offers a variety of programs to advance the commercial development of bioscience in Maryland.

Michigan Biosciences Industry Association
721 E. Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

MBIA's mission is to support the growth of the biosciences industry and its constituent companies in Michigan.

Missouri Biotechnology Association
3912 Liverpool Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Tel: (573) 635-1134

National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Biotechnology Division
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8310
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8310
Tel: (301) 975-2629
Fax: (301) 330-3447

The mission of the NIST Biotechnology program is to advance the commercialization of biotechnology by developing the scientific/engineering technical base, reliable measurements, standards, data and models to enable U.S. industry to quickly and economically produce biochemical products with appropriate quality control. As with all NIST programs, a major emphasis of the NIST biotechnology program is to enhance the development of the scientific/engineering technical base by advising and collaborating with industry, other government agencies and the scientific community. Dr. Gary Gilliland is the Division Chief

New Hampshire Biotechnology Center
67 New Hampshire Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Tel: (603) 334-6306
Fax: (603) 334-6308

The mission of the New Hampshire Biotechnology Council is to promote and grow the biotechnology (including life sciences, biosciences and medical sciences) industry in New Hampshire; to provide information and/or assistance to biotechnology startup companies and biotechnology companies interested in relocating their operations to New Hampshire; to foster the growth of educational infrastructure and programs to support the biotechnology industry; to promote job training activities for the biotechnology industry in New Hampshire; to promote public awareness of the biotechnology industry in New Hampshire; to implement education seminars for Association Members; and to serve as a resource to Association Members.

New York Biotechnology Association
25 East Loop Road, Ste. 203
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Tel: (631) 444-8895
Fax: (631) 444-8896

The New York Biotechnology Association is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the development and growth of New York State based biotechnology related industries and institutions, and to strengthening the competitiveness of New York State as a premier global location for biotechnology/biomedical research, education and industry.

North Carolina Biosciences Organization
4220 Knightsbridge Way
Raleigh, NC 27604
Tel: (919) 212-1833
Fax: (919) 212-1885
Cell: (919) 306-1030

North Carolina Biotechnology Center
P.O. Box 13547
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Tel: 919-541-9366
Fax: 919-990-9544

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is active in all points in the movement of biotechnology from ideas to marketable products. We work with academic researchers, entrepreneurs and company scientists, educators, governmental policy-makers and all other parties involved in building a thriving biotechnolgy industry.

North Carolina Genomics and Bioinformatics Consortium, LLC
c/o North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 13547
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Tel: 919-541-9366
Fax: 919-549-9710

The North Carolina Genomics and Bioinformatics Consoritum was formed as a partnership between universities, biological science and computing companies, and foundations and non-profit organizations. The Consortium hopes to promote partnerships between the groups so the genomics, bioinformatics and proteomics effort will thrive in North Carolina, and the state's researchers can develop products to benefit many people.

Oregon Bioscience Association (OBA)
2828 SW Corbett Ave Suite 113
Portland OR 97201
503 261 3960
Website: //www.oregonbio.org

The mission of the Oregon Bioscience Association (OBA) is to promote the growth and quality of the bioscience industry in the State of Oregon and ensure it achieves its full economic and social potential. OBA is a non-profit association with membership open to any company, organization or individual with an interest in biotechnology, medical devices, or the life sciences.

The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association (PABIOTECH)
20 Valley Stream Parkway, Suite 265
Malvern, PA 19355
Tel: 610-578-9220
Fax: 610-578-9219

The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association (PABIOTECH) is dedicated to being the Pennsylvania life science organization leading commercial and public policy strategy and action to promote the understanding, growth and community support of biotechnology.

South Carolina Biotechnology Association
3406 Richland Avenue, West
Aiken, SC 29801
Tel: (803) 642-4141
Fax: (803) 642-9010

Southern California Biomedical Council
515 S. Flower St., 32nd Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tel: 213-236-4890
Fax: 213-622-7100

The Southern California Biomedical Council (SCBC) is a non-profit trade association focusing on promoting and supporting biomedical and biotechnology research, development and manufacturing in the Greater Los Angeles region for job creation and economic growth.

Tennessee Biotechnology Association (TBA)
211 Commerce Street, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37201
Tel: 615-743-3144
Fax: 615-743-3149

The Tennessee Biotechnology Association (TBA) is a state association of leading scientists, researchers, academicians, clinicians, legislators, business and professional people organized to foster, develop, and support the Biotechnology industry in Tennessee. Tennessee has an enviable biotechnology infrastructure in place. Our state has a diverse and agreeable environment for high-technology business and a quality of life that is exceptional. The Tennessee Biotechnology Association is providing the initiative, vision and leadership to advance the biotechnology in Tennessee.

Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute
815 Brazos Street, Suite 310
Austin, Texas 78701
Tel: (512) 708-8424
Fax: (512) 708-1607

The mission of the Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute is to research, develop, and advocate policies and actions that promote biomedical science, biotechnology, and medical device innovation in Texas.

  • Create a favorable environment for the State's biomedical and health care technology community to discover, produce, and deliver products that benefit society.

  • Provide a forum to identify, analyze, and develop positions on public policy issues that affect Texas' biomedical and health care technology interests.

  • Conduct research as a basis for advocating responsible state and federal policies.

  • Communicate to public officials, providers, patients, and the general public the value of the State's health care technology community for the health and economic well-being of our nation's citizens and the economic growth of Texas.

  • Identify and communicate the value of the products of health care technology with regard to cost, benefit, and patient's quality of life.

Utah Life Science Association
P.O. Box 58073
Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0073
Phone: 801.584.8706
Fax: 801.972.9092

Our Association is committed to developing and promoting life science industries by bringing members together in partnership to foster education at all levels; facilitate innovation, excellence and international competitiveness in our products and services; gain consensus for action; and be proactive in matters relating to policy formation, legislation and regulations that impact our industries.

Virginia Biotechnology Association
800 E. Leigh St., Suite 14
Richmond, VA 23219-1534
Tel: (804) 643-6360
Fax: (804) 643-6361

VaBIO, the Virginia Biotechnology Association, was formed in 1992 and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a non-profit association. The purpose of the Association is to promote the biotechnology industry in Virginia, expand the knowledge and expertise of Virginia's businesses concerning biotechnology through seminars, educational publications and other means, to enhance public awareness of the biotechnology industry in Virginia and the scientific, economic and other benefits it provides, and to represent the interests of the biotechnology industry in Virginia before federal, state and local legislators and regulators. We provide a forum for members and their guests to get to know each other and the many companies operating today in this industry in Virginia and serving our biotech community. We coordinate information among the many agencies and organizations interested in biotechnology.

Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association
1100 Olive Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101-1839
Tel: 206.624.1967
Fax: 206.628.0899

The WBBA is a not-for-profit association of Washington state biotechnology and biomedical companies, research firms and related organizations. The biotechnology organizations use living organisms and biological research to develop medical, environmental and agricultural products. Biomedical firms develop and manufacture diagnostic and electronic devices or components for use by medical researchers and health care providers.

Wisconsin Biotechnology Association
505 S. Rosa Road
Madison, WI 53719
Tel: (608) 833-5963
Fax: (608) 833-2737

Founded in 1987 by private biotechnology companies to promote the growth of biotechnology in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Biotechnology Association (WBA) has grown dramatically, gaining state and national recognition as a major Midwest advocate for the life sciences industry.

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