BioKansas is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the advancement of the life science ecosystem within Kansas. The organization provides education, training, advocacy and community support services for organizations that advance bioscience research and discovery that directly impact human and animal health and beyond.


BioKansas is a preeminent life science organization and voice of the bioscience community in Kansas and the surrounding region. This area features a robust scientific ecosystem, with three public research universities, six research hospitals, the world-renowned Stowers Research Institute, hundreds of life science companies; and more than 30,000 industry employees working in the private sector.

In addition to being home to a large number of companies spanning human health, Kansas is a global leader in animal health with a focus on preventing and treating diseases in both livestock and companion animals. Kansas is home to the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, the first federal Bio-Safety Level Four (BSL-4) laboratory in the nation equipped to house large livestock. This facility will be the nation’s foremost animal disease research laboratory.

Our unique programs and events are designed to strengthen connections between private, academic, government and nonprofit organizations to support the success, growth and visibility of the bioscience industry in the heartland of the United States.

BioKansas programs include professional development and educational programs with a specialization in the bioscience industry. To build community networks and support a positive scientific culture, the organization also offers networking receptions, community forums and events on equity and inclusion.

BioKansas is committed to workforce development to help both early-career scientists and professionals reach their career goals.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Kansas Business Issues

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Life Sciences Development (Specialty)
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
Contact Information
Sonia Hall
15100 W 67th St
Suite 201
Shawnee, KS 66217