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Virginia's Life Science Community By the Numbers
Life science companies in Virginia.
Life Science contributes $8B to Virginia's economy.
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.
State public health laboratory, Henrico County Schools launch pilot program to promote life science career
More than 50 Henrico County high school students and teachers joined scientists from Virginia’s public health and environmental laboratory Wednesday to kick off an innovative program that brings together private and government scientists and experts, business and nonprofit leaders, and public schools to explore ways to create a pipeline of talent to fuel Virginia’s growing …
Climate Tech Startup ThermaGEL Innovations’ Breakthrough Aerogels Join the Challenge to Save Half-Gigaton of C02 Emissions Each Year
In the fight against climate change, properly insulating homes and buildings can significantly raise energy efficiency and indoor air quality while lowering carbon dioxide emissions. A startup company, spun out of research at Virginia Commonwealth University, is commercializing what it calls a breakthrough in low-cost insulation materials. ThermaGEL Innovations has developed insulation material using aerogels, …
Charlottesville healthy sugar innovator Bonumose raises $2M
Bonumose Inc., a Charlottesville startup specializing in table sugar alternatives, has raised $2 million toward a $10 million funding round after German flavor and fragrances producer Symrise AG signed a minority investment agreement with the company. “The strategic investment from Symrise is part of a larger funding round that will be used for increasing sales, …