Influence policy ensuring your voice is heard and your organisation is represented on the matters that are critical for our sector’s success

Connect with the sector and grow your network through our industry-leading events and expert committees

Save significant money through the BIA business solutions purchasing programme.


For further details on BIA Member Benefits, click on the tabs below.


Shape the future of our industry and have your organisation's voice heard by joining the BIA.

Advocacy is a core BIA strength. The BIA is the only national trade association representing the UK bioscience sector in Westminster, Whitehall and beyond. We actively engage with government and regulators to improve the funding and regulatory environment for our members. The BIA’s External Relations team tackles a wide scope of issues of relevance to the health of the sector. Advocacy activity spans taxation, public funding for biomedical research, technology transfer, patent protection, medicines manufacturing, skills and talent and uptake and use of this sector’s innovative medicines and treatments in our health services. And that’s just a snapshot.
Our advisory committees are crucial mechanisms for highlighting the most relevant issues facing bioscience companies. They’re made up of influential experts from across the sector, and their work informs BIA policy and are highly regarded across our membership. They also provide forums to network with other industry leaders and discuss best practice. Involvement is free of charge and a member-only benefit. 
We’re a key player in ensuring that the Brexit negotiations hear our voice: co-leading with ABPI, and endorsed by regional membership organisations, we’re working alongside Government during this period of uncertainty. This is a crucial time for our sector, and we’ve been sitting at the table since the beginning to represent our members’ needs. Will you be sitting with us? 
The BIA was instrumental in securing the launch of the Biomedical Catalyst Fund and has made its continuation a key campaign focus since 2013. Our consistent campaigning alongside our members has ensured that this key source of early-stage funding for UK bioscience companies will continue to support the development of new life-changing medical treatments, diagnostics and devices, and underpin economic growth for the future. The fund was refilled in 2016 with an additional £100M.



Connect online and in person with industry leaders within the biotech ecosystem.



As a BIA member, you’ll be profiled in our online membership directory where your future business partners can find you in a matter of seconds. We also have strong and engaged social media platforms (twitter and linkedin) where we also profile you.

We act as an extension of your communications, and people teams: we can increase your reach by advertising your jobs and news.

Showcase your thought leadership to over 5,000 readers: each week we invite a member company to write a guest blog. Along with being showcased on our website, we also include the blog in our weekly Newscast e-newsletter, which is sent to over 5,000 life science specialists: including members, key industry stakeholders and journalists.

As media enquiries come through to the BIA, there are opportunities for us to link our members in to demonstrate their specialist areas and raise their profile.


In Person

In person

We’re the national trade association, hosting events across the UK for maximum accessibility. Our events are the meeting place for the UK Life Science sector, whether you are looking for partnership opportunities with industry-leading decision makers, or to showcase your latest products or services to the sector

With over 2,500 delegates attending our 2016 events, put your career and business on the fast track by meeting some of the most influential and important people in one spot. Build relationships with business decision makers, gain profile for your organisation, and access BIA staff expertise and connections.

Membership enables you access to:

  • 40+ events (70+ incorporating partner events)
  • 760+ organisations
  • 2,500+ delegates.

Many events are free to attend or heavily discounted for members, and we can also offer discounts to some of our partner and international events too. 

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Save through our BIA Business Solutions Programme

BIA members can find business solutions that turn into tangible savings.

You can significantly save on supplies, services, BIA event admissions, and other selected life sciences events too.

  • When you join the BIA, we become an extension of your team. You’re welcome to book our BIA meeting rooms for while you’re in London, or to come and have a coffee and check your emails. Please let us know in advance and we can check availability.
  • Members are encouraged to submit their company news and job openings for us to promote and gain exposure to – via our weekly Newscast publication as well as on our BIA website.
  • We run an extensive programme of events throughout the year, and across the UK. As a BIA member, you’re entitled to discounts across our conferences, seminars, and other networking opportunities. Check out our upcoming events.

Please click here to see how you can save money with our business solutions.