About the MBC
Founded in 1985, we are the nation’s oldest biotechnology trade association. Since our inception, we have been at the forefront of making Massachusetts a better place for biotechnology.
The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council is an association of more than 550 biotechnology companies, universities, academic institutions and others dedicated to advancing cutting edge research. We are the leading advocate for the Bay State’s world premier life science cluster.
We drive innovation by creating a forum for the biotechnology community to come together, educating the public and policy makers, influencing public policy and advancing the economic interests of individual companies, as well as the sector as a whole.
Our public policy collaborations get results.
Recent achievements include:
- The introduction of an ambitious $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative that includes $500 million in capital spending, $250 million in grants and financing and $250 million in tax benefits for the industry.
- New, vital life science facilities at the University of Massachusetts.
- $10 million to recapitalize the Emerging Technologies Fund.
- $34 million for infrastructure development to assist Devens in accommodating the Bristol-Myers Squibb manufacturing center.