Who will read my blog?

It is essential to consider your audience when writing a blog so that the content resonates with the reader. The BIA community consists of a wide range of innovative life sciences and biotech companies, as well as industry stakeholders including government, policymakers, professional bodies and journalists in the UK and beyond. 

All blogs are published in the blog section of the BIA website. Our website is visited by 172,000 users, generating 465,000 page views annually from across the UK (44%), United States (20%), Europe (16%), China (7%) and India (4%).

Guest blogs are often featured in our e-news - Newscast, with nearly 10,000 subscribers, and Member Insights reserved exclusively for BIA members with over 4,000 recipients.

We also promote guest blogs across our social media channels - LinkedInTwitter and YouTube (over 25,000 followers combined).

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, techbio, 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 copyright infringement.
  • Provide a headshot of the author: having a headshot-like photo of yourself is also important. The author's 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 Faustina at least five 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

CEO Update - 8 July 2024

It is a fantastic way to start the week with news of Europe’s largest Series A biotech spin-out this year from the UK. Congratulations to Myricx Bio, an Imperial College London and Francis Crick Institute spin-out company focusing on a novel class of payloads for antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), for announcing their Series A financing of £90 million.

Brandon Capital's vision for a transcontinental life science axis

Jonathan Tobin, Partner at Brandon Capital, discusses the firm's recent close of its sixth fund at A$270 million, bringing its total assets under management to over A$1.25 billion. He also explores how Brandon Capital is strategically connecting Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the US.

PIR International interview with Anja Harmeier, CEO, Rewind Therapeutics

In this blog, PIR International presents an interview with Anja Harmeier, CEO of Rewind Therapeutics, as part of their BioLeader interview series.

CEO Update - 1 July 2024

I will watch the General Election this Thursday with great interest, like the rest of the country, and update you on the new ministers and members of Parliament next week. You can access the policy backgrounds of the main parties and view our webinar on what the campaign has taught us about what our sector should expect from the new parliament and government.