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Alabama Industries Life Sciences

Alabama’s multifaceted life sciences industry generates $7.3 billion in economic activity annually while supporting 780 companies and nearly 48,000 direct and indirect jobs across the state, according to an analysis by researchers at the University of Alabama.

Alabama’s biosciences sector is a combination of research institutions, labs, medical devices, innovative startups, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and more.

Life sciences in Alabama generate more than $7 billion in economic activity.

48,000
direct and indirect jobs across the state

Cummings Research Park, in Huntsville, is
the 2nd largest research park in the U.S.

Southern Research, in Birmingham, has
developed 7 FDA approved cancer
drugs.

Life Science Companies and Institutions with a
Presence in Alabama

Research Universities in Alabama

Life Science Industry News

Publication gives Alabama high marks for business climate, workforce training

In the 16th installment of its Annual State and Metro Rankings Report, Business Facilities rated Birmingham as the No. 1 mid-size metro area for its business climate, while Huntsville was No. 1 among small-size metros. Overall, Alabama ranked No. 4 for business climate. Alabama’s workforce development and talent attraction programs ranked No. 2 among the…

Auburn firm lands $143 million contract for COVID-19 vaccine packages

When researchers perfect a vaccine to combat coronavirus, an Auburn company will produce its packaging. SiO2 Materials Science, located in Auburn Technology Park West, has landed a $143 million federal contract to produce packaging, including vials, for storing COVID-19 vaccines. The company currently employs more than 200 engineers, scientists and technicians, most of whom live…

EDPA pivots with Reignite Alabama to target Covid-19 challenges

The EDPA will make a big pivot with its next cycle in response to Covid-19. The EDPA will use its Launchpad platform for a response competition – Reignite Alabama – to help deal with the economic impact of Covid-19. You can find details here. Reignite Alabama is defining four “wicked challenges” for the next applications.…

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