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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

Alabama 1 of 3 states to sign on with Google, Apple for coronavirus contact tracing app

Alabama is one of three states to sign on with Google and Apple for a new contact tracing app designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Alabama, North Dakota and South Carolina have signed agreement with the tech giants to use the tracing technology to develop COVID-19 tracking apps. Twenty-two foreign countries have also…

Search for drugs effective against COVID-19 includes Alabama institutions

The work centers around ReFRAME, a vast collection of drugs already known to be safe for treating other diseases. Researchers at Calibr, the drug development division of Scripps Research, are teaming up with scientists from the United States, Europe and Asia to screen individual drugs or combinations that may be effective in treating people exposed…

University of Alabama Helping Fabricate Protection for Health Care Workers

The University of Alabama community has come together to help provide 3-D-printed personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health care workers locally and in the region. Two groups across three colleges on campus are producing face shields for health care professionals at University Medical Center, DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa and UAB Hospital. PPE, such…

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