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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can become a member of MichBio?

Businesses. Membership is open to any company, organization, educational institution, or government office involved with and/or interested in advancing bio- and life-sciences investment, research, commercialization, technology, or products.
Examples include:
  • Bioscience companies
  • Service providers to bioscience companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Colleges and universities
  • Research organizations
  • Non-profits and government agencies

Does my company need to be headquartered or have an office location in the state of Michigan to become a member?

No. Your company or organization can be located anywhere in the world. MichBio members range from small emerging businesses to large, multi-national corporations. Many of our members call Michigan home, but a fair number also reside outside of the state.

If my company is a subsidiary of a current member, am I a member?

Maybe. Membership is based on legal status. If your subsidiary is incorporated as a separate business or entity, then you would not be a member and would need to join independently.
Organizational divisions, departments, or offices that fall under the legal umbrella of the parent corporation however are considered members, as long as the parent corporation's membership is in good standing.

Are there membership options for individuals?

No. Individuals may join our mailing list, but membership is reserved for companies and organizations. However, if you are a single employee business or are otherwise self-employed and have legally incorporated, your business may join as a member.

What term length are memberships?

1 year. Memberships run on an annual cycle from the date of sign-up through the following calendar year. There are no predetermined membership periods or payment times, outside of your company's specific renewal date.
Example: A membership for a company that joined on April 25, 2013 would expire on April 24, 2014.

What is the cost of membership?

Varies. Basic membership is calculated by the total number of employees (full-time and equivalent) employed by your company or organization. 
Premium membership is based on different support levels and includes your organization's membership dues for the year. Premium levels offer additional benefits, advertising opportunities, event passes, and more.
A complete core dues table & an overview of premium membership benefits can be found here.

Is there an introductory membership rate for emerging or start-up bioscience companies?

Yes. Bioscience companies that have been founded within the last year, are legally incorporated, have less than five employees, and have not been a member of MichBio in the last three years may join at a rate of $150, good for one year. After the introductory membership has expired, dues will be calculated based on the total number of employees (standard membership).

How can I pay for membership?

MichBio accepts all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover) and corporate checks. Payment can be made online, over the phone at 734.527.9150, or by sending a check to:
3520 Green Court Suite 175
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

How do I find out if I am a member?

Click here to browse our online member directory. If your company is listed, it has a membership. You may also contact MichBio at 734.527.9150 or

How do I find out who the primary contact/account holder is for my organization's membership?

Contact us. The online directory restricts access to this information depending on your permission level. Simply call 734.527.9150 or email

If you have additional questions or need further information about any of the questions listed above, please contact 734.527.9150 or and a member of the MichBio staff will be happy to assist you.
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