About Us

Colorado BioScience Association champions life science. We serve as the hub of Colorado’s thriving bioscience sector by connecting innovators to funding, infrastructure, research and talent. From promising young companies to established corporations and institutions, we provide opportunities for networking, education and professional development. We grow the bioscience workforce and lead business expansion policies to advance the industry in our state. CBSA represents more than 350 member organizations, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, ag bio and mobile digital health companies, research and academic institutions and service providers.

CBSA Mission

Our mission is to support the regional bioscience community through advocacy, resources and advancement of opportunities for collaboration.

Areas of Focus

Leadership and Advocacy

CBSA promotes the interests of over 600 bioscience companies and their 27,000 employees and actively communicates the bioscience industry’s issues and challenges on multiple fronts.

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We provide the resources, community knowledge and a far reaching network to connect companies and innovators with local, regional and national partners. In addition, your CBSA membership helps your bottom line by offering access to exclusive discounts for companies of all types and sizes, from lab equipment to office supplies and insurance. 

Economic Development

CBSA plays a key role in promoting Colorado as a dynamic region for bioscience innovation and investment, by working with government and community stakeholders to develop ways to support the creation, retention and recruitment of life sciences companies.


CBSA works alongside the Colorado Bioscience Institute to create opportunities that promote bioscience workforce development. We create programs that educate the public, elected officials and business leaders about the benefits of a vibrant bioscience community.

Learn more about the Colorado Bioscience Institute at their website.

CBSA Facts

  • An independent non-profit 501(c) 6, member-funded organization founded in 2003

  • The only organization in Colorado representing 350 member companies including biotech, pharma, medical device, agricultural-bio, mobile/digital health and diagnostic, as well as educational institutions, research facilities, and service providers.

  • Led by a Board of Directors drawn from the state’s top bioscience leaders.

  • Partnered with the state to create the Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program awards funding for emerging and early stage companies and commercialization infrastructure, a nationally recognized model of innovative state life science economic development legislation. The program has grown to include additional industry sectors, while maintaining the funding for bioscience. The program is now known as the Advanced Industries Grant Program.