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.

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. 



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.



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.

Click on the companies below to find out how you can save in each area.

VWR offer:

  • a highly qualified specialist team with dedicated account managers enabling innovation in your lab. They work closely with their customers, understanding their needs and finding products that deliver savings in time, process, budget and with great performance.
  • a catalogue made up of over 5,000 manufactures totalling over two million products, including chemicals, equipment, consumables and life science products.
  • analysis of your current laboratory spend to identify areas of immediate savings and feasible product substitutions. They also organise trials and evaluations.

As a BIA member you’ll also receive:

  • access to a flexible hot list, adapting to your needs with industry best prices.
  • savings off all VWR products; BIA members save an average of 50% off all list products!
  • next day delivery if you order by 5 pm
  • free delivery for purchases over £100
  • stock storage, no matter your account size.


VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in  Radnor, Pennsylvania , is a global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers. With sales in excess of  $4.5 billion  in 2016, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR has cultivated a value proposition delivering product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers' productivity from research to production. VWR's differentiated services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom-manufactured chemical blends. Our dedicated team of more than 10,200 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.

For more information or an introduction, please email us

Amici Procurement Solutions offer:

  • access to their intuitive, cloud-based My Amici platform where you can easily search and purchase over 7m pre-negotiated products
  • a clever data approach makes it easy for you to find the product you are looking for, and compare alternatives, ensuring you are able to secure best value, first time.
  • expert buyers who can source, negotiate the very best price and load the product onto the platform for you to purchase.
  • full accountability and traceability for all company spend – customise the controls to mirror and support your internal processes.
  • access to wraparound support who will help with every area of your business processes – mapping your procurement process, systems and controls, to make personalised efficiency recommendations and optimise time.
  • A licence-free pricing model, with unlimited free of charge training for all users on the My Amici platform.
  • a wide range of operational solutions (such as asset management, stock and HSE control systems, inventory management and time tracker modules) to further streamline your processes – fully integrated on our platform to ensure we are continually able to buy you time, save you money and give you control.

As a BIA member you’ll have access to all of the above, plus:

  • access to additional BIA-only discounts for VWR products


Amici Procurement Solutions provides a purchasing service to the Biotech and Pharma Industry – from start up labs to established multinationals and Major Pharma. Their aim is to deliver cost savings to the client, and to ensure clients have the right tools and support to prosper without detracting from their scientific objectives.

• An enthusiastic team of scientific purchasing professionals to handle every aspect of the purchasing service 
• A time saving e-procurement platform allowing your team to focus on scientific objectives
• A guarantee to save your company money


For more information or an introduction, please email us

ShareVault offers secure, cloud-based document sharing solutions, also known as virtual data rooms to:
  • securely share confidential documents with third parties
  • keep control of sensitive documents
  • present documents in a structured and professional layout
  • monitor documents and user activity with detailed audit trails
As a BIA member you’ll also receive: 
  • minimum 20% discount on ShareVault's primary products
  • minimum 30% saving off the standard pricing of ShareVault for SharePoint.
  • at least 5% additional discount on subscriptions with terms of two or more years.
ShareVault offers secure, cloud-based document sharing solutions, also known as virtual data rooms, to securely share highly confidential documents with outside parties. In contrast to consumer-grade file sharing services, ShareVault allows organizations to easily share documents with third parties, while monitoring access and maintaining control.
Great for: 
  • due diligence activities such as licensing, partnering, M&A, and fundraising
  • replacing older, slower and clunkier virtual data rooms (VDRs)
  • sharing their intellectual property and regulatory submissions with prospective partners
  • ongoing sharing of sensitive documents with CRO’s, CMO’s, consultants, manufacturers, vendors distributors, researchers, attorneys and company Board members
  • an efficient and more manageable alternative to FTP/sFTP and CD/DVD/USB flash drive shipments.

For more information or an introduction, please email us


Risk management solutions for life sciences companies are often complex and specialist.  By choosing the Gallagher Life Sciences Practice, you will work with an insurance broker with thorough knowledge of your industry and the regulatory environment.  The Life Sciences Practice will leverage the marketplace on your behalf to help protect your company’s bottom line from the financial devastation that could result from a loss or lawsuit. Our team of specialists will work with you to customise risk management and insurance solution programs that meet your unique needs and protect your organisation.

Our Gallagher life sciences team has experience in nearly every phase of the life science process - from discovery to development to production. This includes insuring human clinical trials in most countries around the world.  Whether you’re a start-up or a multinational, whether you’re operating in the UK or overseas, we help to prepare a range of bespoke insurance solutions that may include:

  • Clinical Trials Liability
  • Products Liability and Product Recall
  • Property coverage at your premises, at third party locations or in Transit
  • Business Interruption cover for loss of income or unproductive cash burn
  • Directors’ and Officers’ Liability
  • Intellectual Property Infringement Defence and/or Pursuit
  • Errors and Omissions and Professional L:iability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Cyber Risks

For more information or an introduction, please email us. 


BioIndustry Association is an introducer appointed representative of Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: Spectrum Building 7th Floor, 55 Blysthwood Street, Glasgow, G2 7AT. Registered in Scotland. Company Number: SC108909.

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As a BIA member, you'll receive: 

  • Up to 30% discount off public selling rates available at Hilton hotels throughout the UK*


Hilton Worldwide is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, with more than 4,440 hotels comprising more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories. Hotels range from luxury to comfortable extended-stay suites and affordable focused-service hotels, and include Hilton, Double Tree, Hampton and many more... 

Please email us for your exclusive membership code, and begin saving today.

Office Depot supplies a large range of workplace supplies, allowing access to big brands and own brands to meet your budgetary requirements. 

• The opportunity to save money, maintain quality and minimise environmental impact
• Reliable and streamlined delivery – receive all your products in one delivery
• A large range of products allowing you to purchase all products in one place


For an introduction, please email us

For more information on please contact Michael McGivern is the world’s largest and most established marketplace for outsourced research services. The marketplace enables scientists to quickly source research services, increasing the efficiency of corporations and businesses from both budgetary and time management perspectives. We provide value by reshaping the way that research organizations approach sourcing. By reducing the amount of time it takes to find the right suppliers and increasing average savings per project, we drastically simplify R&D. Best of all, it’s all done through one secure marketplace. Offer:

  • Reduce timelines through simplified sourcing
  • Receive competitive bids for every request
  • Access to easy and reliable compliance tools
  • Receive expert assistance from our Research ConciergeTM team
  • Dramatically reduce outsourcing costs
  • Access the latest in scientific technology through our Innovation HubTM
  • Gain market intelligence with ratings, badges and reporting
  • Manage all service providers from one online portal


BIA Member Benefit:

  • Easy access through the BIA Marketplace
  • Dedicated Marketplace Support
  • Special BIA promotional rebates on your platform spend


  • Global Operations
  • 4,000+ Service Areas
  • Access 2,600 suppliers instantly