We Fuel a Network of Leaders that Drive Virginia Bioscience

We are made up of the people who do the research, development and commercialization of biosciences in Virginia, and the suppliers, consultants, attorneys, accountants and others who work to support the industry.

Driven by Innovation & Growth

Our mission is to promote innovation and growth through strengthened networks; advocacy; capital investment; talent attraction, development and retention; and advancing the next generation of leaders.

About Us

Virginia's Life Science Community By the Numbers

  • 1,451 Companies

    Life science companies in Virginia.

  • $8B Industry

    Life Science contributes $8B to Virginia's economy.

  • 26,545 People

    Employed by Life Science companies in Virginia.

  • $77,848 Average Wage

    Average earnings of life science workers in Virginia.

  • 1,197 Clinical trials

    Biopharmaceutical industry-sponsored trials in Virginia per year.

Upcoming Events

Life Science Women & SE Color PitchRounds

06/24/2021

1:00 pm  EST

SE Color PitchRounds

06/24/2021

1:00 pm  EST

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center’s Game Changer Week

08/23/2021  – 08/27/2021

2021 BioHealth Capital Region Virtual Forum

09/13/2021  – 09/14/2021

News

05/28/2021

Study Upgrades of the Largest Databases of Neuronal Types

A study led by researchers from the Institute Cajal of Spanish Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain in collaboration with the Bioengineering Department of George Mason University in Virginia, U.S. has updated one of the world’s largest databases on neuronal types, Hippocampome.org. The study, which is published in the journal PLOS Biology, represents the most

05/26/2021

Southern Spine Announces John E. Hart as President and Chief Executive Officer

Southern Spine, LLC, an ISO 13485:2003 certified manufacturer of implants and instruments for spinal surgery, announced that John E Hart has been named as President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the company. Hart has more than 35 years of executive leadership experience in the medical device, life science and biologics fields serving in general

05/25/2021

CIT Announces Key Additions to GAP Funds Investment Team

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), the nonprofit operations arm of the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA), announced that CIT GAP Funds has added two new Investment Associates to its team: Dustin Dunbar and Anthony Obi Jr. As Investment Associates, Dunbar, and Obi will support CIT GAP Funds activity including deal sourcing and due diligence