Policy & Advocacy
The Power of Our Collective Voice
Biotechnology is a complex, highly regulated industry. At MassBio, we work diligently to educate on and advocate for an industry that is vital to the Massachusetts economy and that is improving the lives of patients around the world.
We inform and engage our members on important issues to mobilize and advocate for thoughtful policies and regulations.
As the state's leading advocate for our life sciences supercluster, we fight to maintain our leadership position in this ever-changing global economy by developing and supporting initiatives at the local, state and federal levels.
MassBio’s team of experienced government relations professionals on the ground in Washington, D.C. and on Beacon Hill directly engage on local issues, state and federal legislation, regulations, and other issues of importance to biomedical research and to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostics organizations across Massachusetts.
Our federal and state legislative priorities are sourced from and driven by our member companies. We share informational resources members can use to educate, inform and communicate around these priorities to legislators and other decision makers.
The Massachusetts Biotech Caucus
MassBio coordinates the Biotech Caucus, a group of state legislators interested in and supportive of the life sciences industry. Caucus meetings may include company site visits, panel discussions on hot topics or legislative initiatives and educational programs.
Policy Working Group
MassBio convenes a Policy Working Group which identifies and develops position statements on bills of interest to our membership. Participation is open to biotech member company government affairs leads and key company contacts, by invitation only.