Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is CBSA an independent organization?
A: Yes. CBSA is a non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation headquartered in Denver, CO.

Q: Who can join?
A: Our members include biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, and ag-bio companies, as well as leading academic biomedical research institutions. In addition, information technology companies, service providers and suppliers to Colorado’s life sciences industry are eligible for membership.

Q: How long does membership last?
A: CBSA membership is for a 12-month period from the time your membership begins.

Q: If a company has a membership, do all employees receive benefits?
A: Yes. All member company employees are entitled to benefits, including free or discounted event registration.

Q: Does corporate sponsorship include membership dues?
A: Yes, corporate sponsorship includes membership dues.

Q: Does CBSA accept individual members?
A: Yes, memberships are available for individuals, however only for students, retirees and persons seeking employment. We do not grant individual memberships to people affiliated with a company.

Q: Is CBSA related to national bioscience organizations?
A: Yes, the CBSA is an affiliate of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA). These affiliations involve cooperative work on enterprise development, business development and public policy.

Q: How can I get involved?
A: CBSA has a number of committees which provide insight and direction for programs, communication efforts, advocacy, and technology transfer and education initiatives.  Any member of CBSA is welcome to join one of the committees. Get involved with our committees