About Us

BioSpace champions the Life Sciences industry as a digital hub for news and careers.

Since 1985, we have provided essential insights, opportunities and tools to connect the innovative organizations and talented professionals who advance health and quality of life across the globe.

Daily Industry News and Analysis

BioSpace.com is the most comprehensive Life Science industry news and information source.  All of the latest breaking news is posted daily,  keeping followers and investors up to date on the latest in the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. We also provide industry-specific career news, advice and resources to support and inspire our members’ ongoing professional development. We offer several opt-in newsletters, including our flagship GenePool, that bring top news and career opportunities direct to your inbox.

Job Postings and Resume Database

The BioSpace job board connects the industry’s brightest talent with its most innovative organizations. Job seekers and employers mutually benefit from our niche focus, quieting the noise that has become so prevalent on generalist websites. We guide higher quality candidates to higher quality jobs.

Talent Connect Career-Focused Networking Events

A few years ago, we recognized the slow but certain decline of the traditional career fair, both in quality of attendee and employer experience and results. We have since pioneered a new approach with overwhelming success: a modern, accessible and results-oriented career networking event series we call Talent Connect.  These events bring together leading companies looking to grow their talent pipelines with hundreds to thousands of highly qualified candidates across various disciplines, giving hiring managers and candidates the opportunity to meet face-to-face in a low-pressure environment. Talent Connect events are held across the country throughout the year in some of the most dynamic Life Sciences communities.

We also work with select employers to develop and host private events customized to meet their unique hiring and employer brand goals. Contact our account team to learn more.

Hotbed Maps

For over 30 years, BioSpace’s iconic and ubiquitous Hotbed Maps have celebrated and widely promoted the many thriving geographical regions or “Hotbeds” of our industry. Throughout each year-long campaign, each map is seen over 2 million times on our website, social media, major industry events, and printed on tens of thousands of promotional items. On BioSpace.com, the interactive Hotbed Maps link each company’s image to their profile page and open positions.

A spot on the Hotbed Map is a coveted position- an opportunity for a company to make it’s mark for years to come. In fact, the original Biotech Bay™ map from 1989 hangs on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

Branding Solutions

When recruiters, marketers and suppliers want to reach the most relevant Life Sciences professionals, they turn to BioSpace. That’s because BioSpace champions the industry and attracts the highest quality Life Sciences audience like no other site can.

Whether you’re an HR professional looking for top talent, a marketer looking to elevate your employer brand or a company invested in serving the Life Sciences industry, one thing’s for sure – you won’t find another dedicated community like BioSpace anywhere else.

Looking for strategic solutions that will get you results? Then you’ve come to the right place. Our BioSpace experts serve as your own personal consultants to develop comprehensive branding and recruitment solutions to build your workforce strategy.

Our tailored solutions will help you reach an in-demand audience. And get superior results. Click here to learn more.


BioSpace Authors

Alex Keown

Contributing Writer

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Alex Keown is a freelance journalist who covers a variety of subjects with a primary focus on the pharma and biotech industries. At BioSpace Alex covers breaking news, pharma conventions and writes features and company profiles. In addition to BioSpace, Alex writes for other publications including the Chicago Tribune and the Community Health Magazine Group. Before moving to Chicago, Alex spent seven years as a staff reporter for The Wilson Times in North Carolina where he covered the state legislature. Alex currently lives in the western Chicago suburbs with his wife and two children. Follow Alex at twitter@alexkeown. 


Mark Terry

Contributing Writer

Mark Terry

Mark Terry is a freelance writer, editor, novelist and ghostwriter. He holds a degree in microbiology & public health and spent 18 years in infectious disease research and clinical and research genetics prior to his transition to a writing career. His areas of expertise include biotechnology, pharma, clinical diagnostics, and medical practice management. He has written literally thousands of articles, as well as market research reports, white papers, more than 20 books, and many other written materials. He currently lives in Michigan with his family.


Karl Thiel

Contributing Writer

Karl Thiel

Karl Thiel is an analyst for The Motley Fool, focused primarily on biotech stocks. He has worn other hats in the industry, including journalist, consultant, employee at a bioinformatics company, and co-manager of a biotech mutual fund. His writing and commentary on biotech has appeared in Nature Biotechnology, The New York Times, Forbes, BioWorld, and elsewhere. He works from Austin, Texas.


Don McCormick

Contributing Writer

Don McCormick

Don McCormick is a curious type. That curiosity took him to Japan where he thought he’d stay for a year or two. Finding more and more to explore, McCormick ended up staying 14 years teaching English, managing foreign exchange programs and working on more than 350 freelance writing, editing and translation projects. He wrote Among Americans: A Guide for Cross-cultural Communication (ISBN: 9784931386532) in 2000. After stints in public health and insurance back in the U.S., McCormick now writes for BioSpace, helping employers tell their story to attract talent for hard-to-fill life sciences positions.


Porschia Parker

Contributing Writer

Porschia Parker

Porschia Parker, is founder of Fly High Coaching and the Millennial Performance Institute. She is a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner.  Porschia also has experience as a director and business consultant in the financial industry, helping companies unlock millions of dollars in potential hiding in their organizations.  Porschia is a member of the Millennial Generation with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia.  She has also served as an Associate Training Coach for the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and been recognized as a Career Expert by LinkedIn ProFinder.  Porschia has been featured in FlexJobs, Levo, iOFFICE, and the Rochester Business Journal.


Katie Roth, SPHR, SHRM S-CP

Contributing Writer

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Katie Roth has been in a leadership role in the employment industry for the majority of her career. Katie Roth is President of Aureon Staffing (formerly Portico Staffing), a full-service employment placement agency located in West Des Moines, Iowa. She owned Portico Staffing for ten years before selling to the Merit Resources/INS Family of Companies, now Aureon.  

Prior to opening her employment agency in 2005, she was vice president and a shareholder for eight years with Merit Resources, Inc., a Professional Employer Organization. While she was at Merit, she was a regional finalist in the 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year contest sponsored by Ernst & Young.  

In 2015, she was awarded the Woman Business Owner of the Year by the Des Moines Business Record. 

She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is certified by both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

She is married to Mark Clark and they live in West Des Moines. They have six grown children between them.  

Have breaking news? Contact the BioSpace News Team at news@biospace.com