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Va. BioTechnology Park grows

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Construction for an $18 million building with a new parking structure is slated to begin this year.

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Success Story: Anton Parr USA

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The Austrian company's North American headquarters produces scientific instrumentation.

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A strong Life Science community

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Success Story: Analytics Corp.

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The industrial hygiene and environmental laboratory explains why Hanover County is home.

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The Health & Life Sciences cluster provides growth opportunities in the bioscience, pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical device and equipment manufacturing, and healthcare service industries.

The Virginia Biotechnology Research Park is a 34-acre site located in downtown Richmond adjacent to the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. The Park is home to a unique mix of more than 60 companies, laboratories and research centers with 2,400 workers in 1.2 million square feet of space.

 

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Greater Richmond’s Life Sciences cluster also includes Pfizer (R&D and production of over-the-counter drugs),  Wako Chemicals (clinical diagnostic reagents), Commonwealth Biotechnologies (contract R&D) and PPD (drug development services and support).

Subcategories of this cluster include:

  • Innovative Care
  • Health Information & Management
  • Life Sciences

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This publication explores Greater Richmond's health & life sciences industry.


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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Logo Bon Secours Health System Logo HCA Virginia Health System Logo McKesson Medical-Surgical, Inc. Logo NurseSpring Logo Owens & Minor, Inc Logo Patient First Logo Pfizer Logo VCU Health System Logo Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. Logo

Richmond Firsts

  1. First Hospital in North America

    First Hospital in North America Image In 1611, America’s first hospital, a “guest house for sick people,” was built at Henricus, the Richmond area’s first major English settlement.

  2. Oldest Medical College Building in the South

    Oldest Medical College Building in the South Image The South’s oldest medical college building is the Egyptian Building of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine, built in 1845.

  3. First Clinical Transplant Center

    First Clinical Transplant Center Image In 1962, MCV Hospitals opened the first Clinical Transplant Center (CTC), which remains the oldest unit of its kind in the United States.

  4. First Transplant Matching System

    First Transplant Matching System Image In 1969, MCV Hospitals collaborated with seven other medical centers to establish the Southeastern Organ Procurement Foundation, which became the nation’s first computerized donor-recipient-matching system for kidney transplants.

  5. First Forensic DNA

    First Forensic DNA Image In 1989, Virginia’s Department of Forensic Science was the first state laboratory to offer DNA analyses to law enforcement agencies and the first to create a DNA databank of previously convicted sex offenders.

  6. First Artificial Heart Implant on the East Coast

    First Artificial Heart Implant on the East Coast Image In April 2006 VCU’s Pauley Heart Center performed the first artificial heart implant on the East Coast.

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