BIOArkansas group to launch with emphasis on biotech companies

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Arkansas business, academic, research, and healthcare leaders will announce the official launch of BIOArkansas – – a new professional association dedicated to fostering and expanding the BioHealth and BioTechnology community throughout Arkansas.

As the Arkansas state affiliate of, the national/global organization, BIOArkansas aims to serve as a centralized and systematic resource for workforce education, industry advocacy, entrepreneurship, and business recruitment.

To celebrate its formation, BIOArkansas will be hosting a kick-off conference on Thursday (Oct. 5) at the Arkansas Innovation Hub in North Little Rock.

With a focus on innovative healthcare, agriculture, industrial, and environmental products and services, BIOArkansas is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to driving growth and collaboration in the Biohealth and Biotechnology sector.

The association encompasses a wide range of industry, research, and manufacturing organizations in the fields of Biosciences, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, HealthTech, Health IT, AgTech, and Bio-agriculture.

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of BIOArkansas, which will play a critical role in promoting the growth and success of the BioHealth and BioTechnology sector in our state, said Dr. Jeff D. Standridge, Founding Chairman of BIOArkansas, “Through our four Pillars of Focus, we will provide invaluable support for workforce education, industry advocacy, entrepreneurial endeavors, and targeted business recruitment in the BioTech and BioHealth space.”