FAQs

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Find answers about membership benefits, application processes, how to maximize your involvement, and more. If you have any other questions regarding membership with us, please reach out to Senior Vice President of Member Engagement, Matt Koons.

Membership

How do I join?

The easiest way become a member of MassBio is to join online. 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

Associate Industry Members: At MassBio, we are committed to creating the ideal environment life sciences companies to succeed. As part of that mission, associate industry memberships are limited. If space is not available, you may apply to be placed on our waiting 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 Matt Koons.

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 contact Matt Koons.

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. Once an organization is a member, however, every employee of that organization can enjoy member benefits.

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

Members are not required to have a Massachusetts location to become a member.

How do I find out who the Membership Representatives are for my company?

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

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

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

Membership Types and Rates

Annual Dues 2024 (Effective 1/1/2024 through 12/31/24)

Life Science Members

Definition: Any for-profit biotech company, including but not limited to those involved in the development of therapeutic drugs, vaccines, diagnostic assays and agricultural products.

All dues are based on the total number of full-time employees worldwide.


Revenue less than $100 million

With 20 or fewer employees$2,350
With 21 – 50 employees$4,750, plus $103 for each additional employee over a total of 21 employees
With 51 – 150 employees$7,750, plus $44 for each additional employee over a total of 51 employees
With more than 150 employees$12,300, plus $26 for each additional employee over a total of 151 employees. Maximum of $24,000

Revenue greater than $100 million, less than $1 billion

All companies$25,800

Revenue greater than or equal to $1 billion

All companies $40,000

Associate Industry Members

Definition: Companies and institutions that are not directly involved in commercial biotechnology but share an interest in the industry’s future.

All dues based are on the total number of full-time employees worldwide


Annual Dues

With 20 or fewer employees$5,400
With between 21 – 100 employees$8,800
With between 101 – 500 employees$11,300
With between 501 – 1000 employees$12,900
With more than 1000 employees$14,000
Associate Non-Profit/Academic/Government

Definition: Universities, hospitals, research institutions, government agencies and any other non-profit organization.


Annual Dues

With any number of employees$3,950
Disease Foundations$625

Membership Dashboard

How do I create an account?
How do I post an event?
How do I post news or content?
How do I reset my password?
  • Navigate to MassBio.org
  • Click “Sign In” in the upper right-hand corner to sign in to your MassBio.org account.
  • Click on “Forgot your Password?”.
  • Enter your email address and click “Send Verification Code”.
  • Please check your email for the verification code.
  • Enter code and click “Verify Code”.
  • You will see the message “E-mail address verified”. Now click “Continue”.
  • Start entering your new password. Make sure to use the required number of special characters.
  • Once you have entered your password twice, click “Continue”.
  • You can now enter your email address and new password to sign in.
How do I update my communication preferences?
  • Navigate to MassBio.org
  • Click “Sign In” in the upper right-hand corner to sign in to your MassBio.org account.
  • Sign in to your MassBio.org account. If you do not have an account, please refer to the instructions to create an account at the top of this page.
  • In the upper right-hand corner, click on your name next to the profile icon. You will see a dropdown menu appear. Please click “Communication Preferences”.
  • You will then be directed to a page where you can subscribe to newsletters, interest areas, and news about MassBio’s Premier Conferences. To subscribe to email content, check the box next to the relevant item. To unsubscribe from all communications, check the box at the bottom of the page. Press submit to complete the process.
I just changed companies, can I still keep my account?

We have members change companies all of the time, so we have built a way for you to keep your account, no matter where you work! When you change companies, you will need to update to your new company email address. That way, you will receive any membership privileges of your new company, if they are a MassBio member.

  • Navigate to MassBio.org
  • Click “Sign In” in the upper right-hand corner to sign in to your MassBio.org account.
  • Sign in to your MassBio.org account. If you do not have an account, please refer to the instructions to create an account at the top of this page.
  • In the upper right-hand corner, click on your name next to the profile icon. You will see a dropdown menu appear. Please click “Change Company Email”.
  • Please enter your new company email address, and click “Send Verification Code”.
  • Please check your email for the verification code.
  • Enter code and click “Verify Code”.
  • You will be redirected to a profile form, where you can update your information further. Please fill out all the required information, and click “Submit”.
  • Your email address has now been updated.

Visibility

Is there any way I can market to MassBio members?

Sure! Consider sponsoring an event or signing up for one of our flexible sponsorship opportunities. We also offer digital sponsorship packages, which allow you to place a banner on our website or upcoming events newsletter. Learn about sponsorship opportunities here.

Can I attend forums if I am not a member?

MassBio networking events and MassBio forums are typically free and exclusive to MassBio member company employees. Our premier conferences are open to non-members.

For information on the benefits of membership, click here.

How do I submit a Member Spotlight?

To be eligible for MassBio’s monthly Member Spotlight, member organizations must meet the following requirements:

  • Must align with MassBio’ s mission of growing our industry and improving patient lives; moreover, be able to convey this in the Spotlight feature.
  • Must not be in competition with an existing Edge preferred partner.
  • Must be an active member of MassBio.

To get started, contact Ryan Boehm. Download the guidelines and prompts.

How can I contribute to MassBio’s blog?

If you are interested in contributing to MassBio’s blog, please contact Ryan Boehm and include the topic you’re proposing to write about, an explanation of why our readers would be interested, and the author’s qualifications. MassBio members are able to contribute up to one guest blog per quarter. Guest blogs from non-members are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Here are our guest post guidelines:

  • Content must be original. Your piece can be published elsewhere after we post. Please include: “Originally published on MassBio.org (Date)” and link back to our blog.
  • Plagiarism is not permitted. When quoting others, please cite your sources accordingly.
  • Please keep your submission between 500 – 900 words.
  • We encourage images and/or video to accompany guest blog posts and prefer that images be directly relevant to content. If you are including pictures of people, please make sure you have their permission to use them. If you are borrowing an image we require proper attribution to the creator of the image.
  • Excessive links or any links that appear spammy will be removed.
  • We will make minor edits to the piece where necessary. Prior to publication of your guest blog post, we will make sure you agree with these changes.
  • If a guest post is inappropriate or needs improvement we will let you know and offer suggestions so that we can publish it in the future. (Please Note: While you may reference your company, products, or services in select cases, we will not post pieces that read as promotional.)
  • Please include a headshot and short author bio.
  • MassBio reserves the right to refuse publication, remove blog content, and change these guidelines as we see fit.
  • MassBio members are limited to posting one time per a quarter on MassBio’s blog.

Guest postings on the MassBio blog in no way represent the opinions or endorsement of MassBio or its officers, directors, employees, agents, and consultants. MassBio does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of statements or facts posted under the guest postings on the MassBio blog. MassBio accepts no liability for errors, omissions or representations. The copyright of guest content belongs to the author and any liability with regard to infringement or intellectual property remains with the author.