Welcome to Oklahoma BioScience Association
We create partnerships, educate communities, and influence policies, in support of our life-changing industry.
OKBio promotes the growth of biosciences and life sciences in Oklahoma through partnership building, education and outreach, networking, policy development and publicity.
What We Do
OKBio is the voice for Oklahoma’s dynamic and diverse bioscience and life sciences community. In collaboration with partners statewide, OKBio works to:
Build Oklahoma’s image as an emerging leader in biosciences and life sciences
Foster productive bioscience and life science networks and partnerships
Provide education and information on topics both timely and relevant to the bioscience and life science community
Enhance Oklahoma’s bioscience and life science research and business climate
Educate elected officials and the public about the importance of supporting biosciences and life sciences in building our economy and improving our quality of life
Facilitates connections to investment capital
Develop entrepreneurial bioscience and life science talent and a skilled workforce
Build a bioscience and life science-friendly business climate
In 2004, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber formed a Regional Bioscience Strategy Steering Committee to develop a vision for the region’s bioscience future and a road map outlining strategies and actions for achieving it. The Chamber, and the newly formed Committee, then commissioned a study of the biotech industry in Oklahoma.
Recognizing that the potential for bioscience and life sciences growth encompassed the entire state, one of the report’s key recommendations was to create a statewide association to provide a focal point and driver for the state’s diverse and growing bioscience and life sciences community.
In response to the industry study, the Oklahoma BioScience Association, a 501(c)(3) corporation, was incorporated in the spring of 2008.
Innovators & Entrepreneurs Magazine | BIO Edition
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In This Issue
Ideas to Enterprise
i2E celebrates 25 years of helping entrepreneurs build, launch, and grow great ideas
The University of Oklahoma transforms research into tangible impact
$35 million grant strengthens Oklahoma City biotechnology cluster
Attacking Cancer Metastasis
COARE Holdings, Inc. develops medications to treat late-stage solid tumor cancers
Innovators & Entrepreneurs Magazine BIO Edition includes stories of Oklahoma researchers and bioscience and life sciences organizations and their breakthrough discoveries
The OKBio Advantage
A key competitive advantage is the availability of non-dilutive and early stage seed capital to support emerging bioscience and life sciences companies combined with proven value-added resources to promote commercialization and assist start-ups in the state.