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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 company has COVID-19 test that skips painful nasal swab

A Huntsville genetics lab says it has a new way to do regular COVID-19 testing without painful swabs. Kailos Genetics is launching “Assure Sentinel” as “a first of its kind workplace viral suppression program.” It already has agreements to use the product at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, where it is a resident…

Barker and Canfield chart growth of bioscience industry in Alabama

Economic development leaders Greg Barker and Greg Canfield on Oct. 7 discussed the state’s growth opportunities and trends in the bioscience industry during the 2020 BIO Alabama virtual conference. Both men have worked several years to propel Alabama to success in the bioscience arena. Thanks to the state’s careful planning and strategic emphasis on this…

UAB research funding from National Institutes of Health tops $300 million

Research funding to the University of Alabama at Birmingham from the National Institutes of Health topped $300 million in 2019. The university received $328,106,722, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, placing UAB ninth among public universities receiving funding from the NIH. The School of Medicine placed 22nd among medical schools, with $256,395,438 in research…

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