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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

UAB breaks record with $600 million in research funding

The University of Alabama at Birmingham received more than $600 million in research funding this year, breaking its record on the school’s 50th anniversary year. The university was officially awarded $602,024,372 in research grants and awards for the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, according to UAB’s Office of Sponsored Programs. The record-breaking amount comes one year after…

Birmingham startup lands on CNBC 2019 Upstart 100

IllumiCare has been named to The 2019 Upstart 100 list from CNBC.  According to CNBC, The Upstart 100 list is the organization’s showcase of young startups that are building and scaling their business while obtaining no more than $50 million in venture capital. This indicates that these companies valuations are relatively low but that their…

Genetic research empowering people and their physicians

Standing before 1,300 people seated in the Von Braun Center North Hall, Marjorie Bermudez Bernal and Pammie Jimmar shared their stories of overcoming the odds and having hope because genetics testing is helping to change the outlook for those diagnosed with cancer. “The work at HudsonAlpha (Institute of Biotechnology) is outstanding from where we were…

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