Become A Member

South Dakota Biotech Members are essential in establishing South Dakota as a biotech and life sciences industry leader nationally and internationally. South Dakota Biotech partners with the state's bioscience community and its affiliated businesses and organizations to create opportunities that lead to bioscience industry growth. Some of the benefits of becoming a South Dakota Biotech Member include:


Significant discounts are available to SD BIO members on services, supplies, event registrations and exhibits.

Fisher Scientific
This exclusive Partnership between Fisher Scientific and SD BIO offers aggressive pricing discounts providing up to a ten-fold return on investment from member dues.

BIO Business Solutions
Through its partnership with the Biotechnology Industry Organization the South Dakota Biotech Association offers its members the opportunity to take advantage of the discounted pricing and other benefits on products and services from the following service providers.

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G2G - Innovative Government Affairs Consulting
By teaming up with G2G - Innovative Government Affairs Consulting, which has secured over $528 million in government funding since 2007, we offer the information that can help you access non-dilutive funding from the government.
With this member-only service, you can receive a monthly report on life sciences grants, plus a monthly webinar with government funding experts to ask questions and gain insights on obtaining funding.
This Government Biosciences Grant Report or GBG Report is updated and published monthly with all life sciences opportunities spanning from NIH to BARDA to DoD to USDA to NSF to ARPA-H included.
Monthly GBG Report includes:

  • Title of the grant and opportunity number
  • Government agency/organization funding the grant
  • Amount of funding available
  • Deadlines for submission
  • Summary of the opportunity and its key criteria
  • Link to the grant package


SD BIO represents the needs of its members by helping legislators and regulators stay focused on the biotech issues and by fighting for legislation and regulation that positively impacts our industry.

Federal Issues: 

  • Drug Safety
  • Access to SBIR Grants
  • Agricultural Regulations
  • Bioenergy Policy
  • Acceptance of Biotechnology
  • Follow-on Biologics
  • Increased NIH funding
  • Bioethics Issues
  • Patent Reform
  • FDA Appropriation   

State Issues: 

  • Food & Agriculture
  • Bioenergy
  • Economic Development
  • Human Health
  • R & D investment
  • Intellectual Property


South Dakota Biotech members will receive quarterly newsletters, legislative updates and periodic access to Association updates.

Networking and Events
South Dakota Biotech can take advantage of periodic events and gain access to our legislators throughout the year at various SD BIO events. BIO AFTER HOURS showcases various members by hosting and offers valuable networking opportunities.

Educational Programs
Members can take advantage of SD BIO news dissemination services at no cost to supply news releases and information across the State, Midwest or entire United States.

SD Biotech Membership Application & Sponsorship Opportunities