Our History

Formed in 2010, the Bioscience Association of North Dakota (BioND) is diligently working for the development of bio companies through startup and expansion of bio-based ventures in life sciences, bio-ag, bio-materials, bio-fuels and related entities. BioND provides leadership and vision with a voice in state and national forums. We have created an entrepreneurial organization that is helping an industry grow and flourish in North Dakota.

Additionally, BioND is the state representative of the BIO Innovation Organization which is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of the innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling "innovations transforming our world" and the BIO Newsletter is the organization's bi-weekly email newsletter."


Core Values

The Bio-science Association of North Dakota is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of bio-science to commercialize, grow and sustain globally competitive bio-science, companies, creating high-quality jobs and economic opportunity in North Dakota. We achieve this through: Collaboration, Growth Promotion, Innovation, Dedication to attracting and retaining talent, Education, Stakeholders, Mentorship, Equipment


Our Mission

The mission of BIO ND is bringing forward the entrepreneurial culture into bio-science/biotechnology research and business development in agriculture, life and energy science fields while concurrently growing economic opportunities in North Dakota.


Our Vision

Our vision is to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem which is regarded as a premier location for the creation and growth of bio-science/biotechnology research and enterprise benefiting mankind while stimulating economic development within the state of North Dakota.