To promote, connect and engage the life sciences community to drive discovery, transform lives through groundbreaking research and grow the Illinois economy.

iBIO is a life sciences industry association that represents the 85,000 life sciences employees at member companies, universities, service providers and venture firms. iBIO promotes the industry’s value to the public and policymakers; connects innovators to investment and talent; stimulates collaboration and fosters the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to transform patient lives through groundbreaking research and works to grow the Illinois economy.


…the innovations, the
policies and the people in
the region


…research to development,
talent to opportunities, entrepreneurs
to resources


…through leaning opportunities,
community involvement,
and collaboration


Promote the Illinois Life Sciences Community and engage iBIO’s members in advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. iBIO promotes thoughtful legislative and regulatory solutions that allow our member companies to research, develop, and commercialize breakthrough therapies and cures, and ensure patients have affordable access to those new treatments.


Connects & Engages iBIO’s members on key issues and areas of community development. iBIO’s Business Solutions Program is part of the largest cost purchasing program for the life sciences industry, with more than $570 million in annual sales.


iBIO’s EDUCATE program encompasses the public charity (501c3) activities of the organizations. The programs are focused on coordinating industry engagement in iBIO’s after-school StellarGirls program and summer STEMGirls Camps for girls grades 3-8 in underserved Illinois communities.


We are here to help our community Go forward and Grow as a leading life sciences center.

John Conrad

John Conrad

President & CEO

Ann Vogel

Ann Vogel

Senior Vice President, EDUCATE

Monique Naleway

Monique Naleway

Operation Manager, iBIO