Membership FAQ

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Is it required to have a Massachusetts location to become a MassBio member?

Members are not required to have a Massachusetts location.


Do you offer individual memberships?

Memberships are only available to organizations, not to individuals.  In order to be a member, organizations must be incorporated and have a Federal Tax Identification number.  Some MassBio events are open to non-members. For a full listing of events, please visit our events page.


How can I pay for my membership?

We accept check payments for membership dues.  Checks should be made payable to Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and should be sent to:

Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
300 Technology Square, Eighth Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

We also accept the following credit cards for membership dues under $5,000: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

How do I calculate membership dues?

Memberships start on the first day of the month of enrollment and run for one full year. If you would like to confirm the dues amount for your company before providing payment information, please email Laura Hamilton at

Can I attend Forums even though I am not a member?

MassBio Membership Open Houses and MassBio Forums are typically free and exclusive to MassBio member employees.  Some may be open to non-members for a small fee, on a limited basis. Our Signature Events are usually open to non-members for an additional fee.

For information regarding membership and how to join, click here.


Can I post a job opening if I am not a member of MassBio?

The MassBio Careers page postings are a free service to its members. Non-members can post listings for a fee. For more information, email or call 617-674-5100.


How do I change my company's membership profile on the MassBio website?

Primary Member Representatives can make changes to their company profile through the Member Portal. If you are the Primary Member Representatives, simply login and click on Manage Company.


How do I find out who the Primary Membership Representative is for my company?

If you do not know who the Primary Membership Representative for your company is, please email to request this information.


As a non-member, is there any way I can market to MassBio members?

Sure! Consider sponsoring a Signature Event or signing up for one of our flexible sponsorship opportunities. We are now offering full-year sponsorship packages as well as the chance to reach our members through our website, newsletter, committee meetings and more. For more information, please contact Jessica Roche at or 617-674-5100.


How do I join?

Join online or download our 2015 membership application. Once we receive the following three items, your application will be processed within 48 hours:

  1. Completed membership application
  2. 100-150 word company description
  3. Payment for membership dues

Our membership dues are rolling and will no longer be pro-rated.

Associate Industry Members:  At MassBio, we are committed to creating the ideal environment for our biotechnology members to succeed.  As part of that mission, associate industry memberships are limited.  If space is not available, you may submit an application to be placed on our wait list.  Companies on this list will be contacted as soon as space becomes available.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of MassBio membership for your organization please contact Laura Hamilon at or 617-674-5100.





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Membership Deliverables

MassBio Membership gives you:

Purchasing power-MassBio negotiates a broad-based collection of services on behalf of member companies and passes the savings on to its members. 

Networking and professional development-MassBio organizes and executes numerous conferences, committee meetings, and networking events throughout the year.

MassBio Signature Events-Attend our Investors Forum, Innovator Roundtables, Pharma Days, our Golf Classic Fundraiser, Policy Leadership Breakfast, and many others.

Public policy & Advocacy-As the state's leading advocate for our life science super cluster, we fight for public policy initiatives and tax incentives in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., that will enable biotechnology companies to do their best work.

Economic development-MassBio provides expert advice and guidance to help companies find suitable locations and resources as they move to and grow in the Bay State. We make Massachusetts a better place for your business.

Visibility/Resources-Members are listed on a searchable directory that includes a profile and link to the company's website. We highlight your company's latest news by posting to our MassBio member news page. In addition, members can post job openings on our website free!

Educational incentives-We promote education, workforce development and lifelong learning through the MassBioEd Foundation. The foundation customizes training programs for companies and educational institutions and promotes science in the classroom through BioTeach. MassBio members receive a discount on courses offered by the foundation.