BioKansas is a not-for-profit organization serving the bioscience interests in Kansas. Across the human, plant, animal and industrial biosciences, BioKansas is focused on enhancing the business and research climate and working with leaders across the state to attract and retain bioscience talent, companies and funding.
From Kansas City to Hays, Manhattan to Wichita, and Atchison to Garden City, BioKansas represents the bioscience continuum from the university laboratories to the established pharmaceutical, animal health and crop science companies, and all the entrepreneurial ventures, start-ups and service providers in the heart of the continuum.
BioKansas was founded in 2004 to unify Kansas’ bioscience industry, academic research institutions and economic development organizations.
BioKansas is a state affiliate organization of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO is a national organization representing more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations in all 50 U.S. states and 33 other nations. BioKansas enjoys the benefits of membership in BIO as well as the Council of State Bioscience Affiliates.