Who will read my blog?

It is important to consider your audience when writing a blog so that content will resonate with the reader. Our audience is made up of a wide range of life sciences and biotech companies, industry stakeholders including government, policymakers, professional bodies, and journalists in the UK and beyond. 

The guest blogs are published in the blog section of the BIA website. Our website is visited by 133,000 users who generate nearly 400,000 page views annually, coming from the UK (44%), United States (20%), Europe (16%), China (7%) and India (4%).

Guest blogs are often featured in our e-news - Newscast, which has more than 10,000 subscribers, and Member Insights, reserved exclusively for BIA members with over 2,500 recipients.

We also promote guest blogs across our social media channels - LinkedIn (nearly 9,000 followers) and Twitter (10,400 followers).

How should I write my blog?

Popular guest blog topics address subjects that appeal to our audience, we welcome topics surrounding access to medicines, finance/tax investment, overarching political issues, pre-clinical and clinical research, manufacturing, strategic technologies, regulatory landscapes, skills, diversity and more!

Top tips:

  • Address a clear and compelling subject: having a punchy headline and introduction will grab the reader’s attention.
  • Explain the subject to the reader: some readers will be interested in the minutiae of the issues and will require an in-depth explanation. Using hyperlinks to other blogs, articles, reports, websites, or briefings that have this detail will be beneficial.
  • Explain your connection to the topic: blogging is often a more personal form of writing, connect with your audience by demonstrating your link to and expertise on the blog’s content.
  • Include images and visuals: images can be very useful in helping you tell a story or explain a concept, so try to include at least one or two photos or images. Please ensure you have the right to use these photos to avoid any copyright infringement.
  • Provide a headshot of the author: having a headshot-like photo of yourself is also important. Your author photo helps readers connect with you. It needs to be professional, clean, and actually looks like you. If readers know what you look like, they can find you at events.
  • Be concise: between 500-800 words, or one/one and a half A4.

Please note that we do not accept any over-promotional blogs.

How do I submit my blog?

Please send your blog to Alina and Erica at least three days before it is due to be published. This will give us an opportunity to proofread and come up with any suggestions we think may enhance your content.

View examples of guest blogs

bioProcessUK: Where next for sustainable biotechnologies?

Sustainability affects us all. It’s not just centred on one country or one industry, it is a collective societal goal that we should all be working towards so that we, and our flora and fauna neighbours can safely co-exist on Earth well into the future.

TechBio innovator spotlight: BIOS

BIOS is leveraging the nervous system to inform treatments and deliver therapies for chronic conditions. The company uses AI and machine learning technology to tap into the nervous system which acts as the controlling, regulatory and communication system for the body, connecting all organs to the brain and spinal cord.

Meet the Psychiatry Consortium: Driving advances in drug discovery for mental health conditions

Dr Ekta Patel is Psychiatry Consortium Partnership Manager at Medicines Discovery Catapult. Ekta provides in-depth support to Psychiatry Consortium collaborators to develop and deliver the portfolio of projects. Read her blog about driving advances in our knowledge of disease biology for mental health conditions.