The following press release was initially distributed on Jan. 17, 2020 via The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio).

Jessica Hyland, Executive Director
Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) 515-327-9156


DES MOINES, Iowa, January 17, 2020 – The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) announced it is now accepting nominations for this year’s Iowa Biotech Leader Award, to be presented by the award sponsor, America’s Cultivation Corridor, on March 11 at its annual Partnering for Growth conference.

The award will be presented to an individual who, in the past year, has demonstrated the following traits and commitment to advancing Iowa’s biotech industry:

Leadership – The individual has a leading role in their organization and within the industry.
Innovation – The individual has consistently demonstrated an ability to bring innovative biotechnology products and/or services to the marketplace.
Advocacy – The individual works effectively with other business and public policy leaders to promote and advance the biotech industry in Iowa.

The recipient is determined by a committee of individuals with roles in Iowa’s biotechnology industry.

Nominations will be accepted from Friday, January 17 to Friday, February 7 at

IowaBio’s Partnering for Growth conference brings innovators, investors and biotech leaders together for a two-day event that features a biotech pitch competition, a series of informative industry track presentations, a 1:1 meeting scheduler, keynote speeches, and networking opportunities for collaboration within the industry.

The event will be held on March 10 and 11 at the FFA Enrichment Center located on the DMACC Campus in Ankeny. Interested participants may register

About IowaBio

Since 1994, Iowa Biotechnology Association has provided benefits and services to promote the interests and growth of the life sciences industries in Iowa. It is a non-profit, membership-based organization that represents industry companies, universities and colleges, state and federal associations, and support companies. IowaBio seeks to promote biotech-based business in Iowa and increase its influence nationally and around the globe. For more information, visit

About America’s Cultivation Corridor

Focused on further developing and marketing the world-renowned bioeconomy in Iowa, America’s Cultivation Corridor is building on a rich history of innovation to accelerate value-added agriculture business development by attracting companies, talent and capital from across the globe to the state. Representing a diverse public-private coalition of stakeholders, America’s Cultivation Corridor is one of the nation’s foremost cluster-based economic development organizations. For more information, visit




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