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.

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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.

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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

George Mason University’s Accelerate 2022 Pitch Competition

10/19/2021  – 10/21/2021

Africa Health 2021 VIRTUAL

10/25/2021  – 10/29/2021

Power Surge: Spark Your Company’s Growth with BLUE KNIGHT™

10/25/2021  – 10/25/2021

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Power Surge: Spark Your Company’s Growth with BLUE KNIGHT™

10/25/2021  – 10/25/2021

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News

10/14/2021

Bonumose Inc. to invest $27.7M in Albemarle County expansion

Virginia sugar alternatives company Bonumose Inc. will invest $27.7 million to expand in Albemarle County in a partnership with The Hershey Co. to research and develop reduced or zero sugar chocolate products, creating 64 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced. Bonumose will move into 36,000 square feet of the former State Farm building to increase production

10/12/2021

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute officially opens $90 million addition

State and local officials gathered for the grand opening of the newest building at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 139,000-square-foot addition, which opened to researchers and staff last summer. The building, located at 4 Riverside Circle on the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences campus,

10/12/2021

Landos Biopharma Announces FDA Clearance of its IND for LABP-104 for the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Landos Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: LABP), a late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing its LANCE® Advanced A.I. platform to discover and develop novel therapeutics for patients with autoimmune diseases, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application for LABP-104, a novel, oral, systemically distributed LANCL2 agonist, for