The life sciences industry in Virginia employs approximately 23,000 people at more than 800 establishments. In addition, bioscience-related research accounts for 50% of all academic R&D spending in Virginia. The Commonwealth is home to 11 federally funded R&D Centers and 22 FLC laboratories.
The Virginia Biotechnology Association, formed in 1992, is the premier statewide non-profit trade association representing the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The organization currently has more than 200 members and is an advocate for the biopharmaceutical and device industries before federal, state and local policy-makers. Virginia Bio also provides discount programs and exclusive incentives to help members reduce costs and meet the expert connections they need to thrive.
The bioscience industry in Virginia is strong, and can be even stronger with this focused initiative. Our charge today is to use the Commonwealth’s extensive assets, including our excellent research universities and world-class businesses, to catalyze the growth of this strategic sector and the new Virginia economy.
– Governor Terry McAuliffe