POLICY & ADVOCACY INITIATIVES

BioKansas understands the value of industry, academia, and government working together to strengthen the bioscience ecosystem within the state of Kansas and beyond. Our policy and advocacy initiatives aim to build and sustain research, development, commercialization, education, and training efforts that lead to innovative discoveries, breakthrough therapies and cures, and equitable access to care. These efforts seek to foster relationships between stakeholder groups to create mutually beneficial outcomes to strengthen the biosciences in Kansas.

Policy News & Legislative Updates

Under the guidance of our Public Policy Committee and policy partners, BioKansas prepares letters and statements to share our recommendations on state and federal policies that impact the bioscience ecosystem. Learn more

Legislative Priorities

Our legislative priorities are developed by our Public Policy Committee in close consultation with our Board of Directors and member organizations. At the core, these priorities aim to ensure that state and federal policies allow for the bioscience enterprise to thrive within the state of Kansas. 

We aim to educate and inform policymakers as they navigate decisions that impact the bioscience community. Our primary focus is to positively influence workforce development, commercialization, equity and inclusion, and the development and sustainability of businesses.

Public Policy Committee

Our Public Policy Committee is composed of representatives from member companies and organizations with extensive experience in government affairs and advocacy. Inclusion in the committee is by invitation only. To learn more or to express interest in joining the committee, contact us