BayBio brings together the collective strength and experience of the world’s most innovative and productive life science cluster, helping companies grow, connect and advocate to solve some of humanity’s most pressing challenges. BayBio provides comprehensive support and solutions tailored to the unique needs of nearly 1000 Bay Area life science companies and institutions, delivering tangible value through group purchasing savings, capital access, government affairs & advocacy, networking and best-practice sharing. BayBio also supports the future of bioscience innovation through the BayBio Institute’s work in science education, career development and entrepreneurship.
BayBio brings together the Bay Area’s rich history and culture of innovation and success that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world.
BayBio’s members are comprised of the scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs and leaders that have made the Bay Area the largest, most innovative and productive life science cluster in the world. Our region continues to lead the world in life science patents, new start-ups, venture capital, and NIH grant recipients. The Bay Area is the home of firsts for the life science industry – the first biotechnology company, the first biotech public offering, the first biotech drug approved by the FDA, the first companion diagnostic company and the first agricultural biotech company – just to name a few. Considered the birthplace of biotech, the cluster now includes nearly 1000 companies, directly and indirectly employs 125,000 people, and generates $29 Billion in revenue. BayBio is the custodian of the Bay Area cluster, cultivating the industry as a whole and facilitating a sustained pattern of firsts that continues to set the region apart from the rest of the world.
Strength in Numbers, Scope and Reach
BayBio has over 500 members comprised of the diversity of organizations required to support a productive and innovative life science cluster. These organizations range from some of the world’s most promising entrepreneurial start-ups to global life science leaders as well as leading research institutions and the industry’s most seasoned investors.
In addition to diversity in size, our members also represent the full spectrum of life sciences, including: biotechnology, medical device and diagnostic companies that are advancing medicine; digital health innovators blending technology and medicine to transform healthcare; agricultural companies improving food outputs; and bioindustrial organizations energizing the world.
A magnet for domestic and foreign delegations, the Bay Area attracts national and international leaders seeking to replicate the cluster’s unique ecosystem. As such, BayBio acts as a global gateway for its members and serves as the bridge that connects national and international partnering and capital opportunities to the Bay Area.
BayBio is Northern California’s life science association. We support the regional bioscience community through advocacy, enterprise support, and enhancement of research collaboration. Our members include organizations engaged in, or supportive of, research, development and commercialization of life science technologies.
We maintain Northern California’s leadership in life science innovation by supporting entrepreneurship, science education and life science career development through the BayBio Institute.