iBIO is a life sciences industry association that represents the 85,000 life sciences employees at member companies, universities, service providers and venture firms. iBIOpromotes the industry’s value to the public and policymakers; connects innovators to investment and talent; stimulates collaboration and fosters the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to transform patient lives through groundbreaking research and works to grow the Illinois economy. 


To promote, connect and engage the life sciences community to drive discovery, transform lives through groundbreaking research and grow the Illinois economy.


To make Illinois and Chicago one of the world’s top life sciences centers.


We define the “Life Sciences Industry” to encompass companies in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical technologies, medical devices and diagnostics, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, food processing, environmental, biomedical devices, and organizations and institutions that devote the majority of their efforts in the various stages of research, development, technology transfer and commercialization.

Our Staff

We are here to help our community Go forward and Grow as a leading life sciences center. Check out our bios and connect with us to find out how you can get involved.