- About Us
The unified voice representing the biosciences in Kansas
From Kansas City to Hays, Manhattan to Wichita, and Atchison to Scott City, BioKansas represents the bioscience continuum from the university laboratories to the established human health, animal health and plant science companies, and all the entrepreneurial ventures, start-ups and service providers in the heart of the continuum.
BioKansas was founded in 2004 by the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute and the State of Kansas, who recognized the need to unify Kansas' bioscience industry, academic research institutions, and economic development organizations.
BioKansas is a state affiliate organization of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO is a national organization representing more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations in all 50 U.S. states and 33 other nations. BioKansas enjoys the benefits of membership in BIO as well as the Council of State Bioscience Affiliates (CSBA) and the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI).