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Greater Richmond’s Life Sciences community provides growth opportunities in the bioscience, life sciences and medical device service industries.

The region’s Life Sciences industry 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).

Richmond’s Advantages

Total employment is 660,000 in the metro area, with 5,800 employed in Life Sciences.

Home of the Alliance for Building Better Medicines whose mission is to reshore pharma manufacturing.

VCU’s Medical School is one of the largest in the U.S. and houses one of the nation’s oldest transplant programs.

VCU’s School of Engineering is home to the only PhD pharma engineering program in the U.S.

Virginia was ranked in the top 10 Biopharma clusters in the U.S. (GEN)

The diverse local economy includes a strong chemicals manufacturing base and a growing bioscience industry.

Representative Companies

The Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Richmond provide an environment for GSK Consumer Healthcare to build leading R&D capabilities, including access to world-class talent and universities, while also offering an attractive cost of living and favorable business operating costs. Dr. Peter John Ramsey, PhDVice President, The Americas, GSK

$467m

Research funding at Virginia Commonwealth University

660,000

Total workforce in the Richmond MSA

70

companies in the VA Bio+Tech Park

Local Resources + Support

VA Bio+Tech Park

The VA Bio+Tech Park is home to nearly 70 companies, research institutes and state and federal laboratories, and is adjacent to Virginia Commonwealth University, a “Top 100″ life sciences research center.

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Available as a pdf, this helpful two-page flyer provides a brief summary and assets of the Life Sciences industry in Greater Richmond, Va.

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Mitchel Allen

Mitchel Allen

Executive Vice President of Business Development

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