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.

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

SBIR Commercialization for Scientists & Engineers

01/20/2022

10:30 am  – 12:00 pm  EST

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 and other RNA Virus Using a Novel Improved RT-qPCR Method that Increases Sensitivity & Improves Safety

01/26/2022

11:00 am  – 12:00 pm  EST

JLabs Innovation Center in Washington D.C. Overview

01/27/2022

4:00 pm  – 5:30 pm  EST

SBIR Intro & Overview of NSF Funding for University Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

02/16/2022

10:45 am  – 11:45 am  EST

News

01/14/2022

Cadence Adds New Class 7 (10,000) Cleanroom in Connecticut

Cadence, Inc., a leading contract manufacturer of medical devices, announced today the completion of a certified International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Class 7 (10,000) cleanroom at its Connecticut manufacturing facility.  The new cleanroom is dedicated to the production of innovative medical device components and subassemblies. “The cleanroom opens the door to new, exciting opportunities for

01/13/2022

Vibrent Health Integrates Electronic Health Records into its Digital Research Platform, Empowering Participants to Share Their Data for Clinical Research

New framework based on HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) gives Standards based access to EHR data to accelerate clinical research and digital trials FAIRFAX, Va. — Vibrent Health, a health technology startup powering the future of precision health research, announced the integration of electronic health record (EHR) data into its Digital Health Solutions Platform, a

01/11/2022

Hibiscus BioVentures Partners with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute to Advance Translational Cancer Research

ROCKVILLE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Hibiscus BioVentures, a firm committed to building patient-focused companies around transformative technologies, today announced it has entered into a partnership agreement with the Detroit-based Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute   (Karmanos). This partnership between Hibiscus’ venture studio, Hibiscus BioTechnology, and Karmanos seeks to leverage the combined resources of the two organizations to develop innovative therapeutics for