South Dakota Biotech Association

South Dakota Biotech is the state affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). This non-profit organization is dedicated to developing biotechnology through expanding research, advocacy, funding, education, infrastructure development and promotion.

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Formed in 2006, South Dakota Biotech serves a membership which includes business, universities, service providers and state-wide economic development entities to expand the bioscience industry.

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Since 2017 South Dakota Biotech members have saved over $43 million


Fischer scientific savings, bio business solutions and freight savings programs provide South Dakota Biotech members exclusive discounts.

This is an average yearly savings of $6.2 million


I am proud to be a part of South Dakota Biotech as the leading organization bringing together the stakeholders in the bioeconomy from the medical, agricultural and biochemicals industries in the State of South Dakota. SD BIO serves as an important catalyst to help shape bioscience research and translate it into business opportunities to enhance our workforce and economic development.

- Mark Stowers

South Dakota Biotech is an invaluable asset that helps to bring together historically siloed industries to work towards common goals.
By harnessing the power of collaborative efforts, we can ensure that the future of scientific research and development in our region will be bright.

- Kara McCormick, PhD

Biotech in South Dakota is essential and is part of our major agricultural and healthcare industries and contributes significantly to our rapidly growing bio economy. South Dakota Biotech Association serves as an essential organization to foster this growth by connecting, advocating, and catalyzing innovative startups across our diverse South Dakota biotech community.

- Christoph Bausch, PhD