Bioscience & Medical Devices

Central Virginia BioScience & Medical Devices Fact Sheet

Central Virginia is proud to be the home to the largest concentration of BioScience firms in the state of Virginia.  Supported by University of Virginia, the region’s research powerhouse, Central Virginia is a rich region for innovative startups solving the world’s most important medical problems.  In addition to research focused startups, established international firms and device manufacturers have made their roots in the Central Virginia.

BioScience in Central Virginia also benefits from the strategic location between the established life science hubs in Washington, DC and the Research Triangle Park, NC.  As with any business, BioScience firms require robust transportation and technology infrastructure, assets readily available in all of Central Virginia’s localities.

With the University of Virginia and two active community colleges, a well-educated workforce, and a supportive ecosystem of existing BioScience firms, Central Virginia is the perfect location for any BioScience endeavor.

Central Virginia BioSciences Quick Facts
Number of Firms 187
Number of Workers 1,973
Annual UVa Sponsored Awards $311 million

The CvilleBioHub was created to inform and connect the biotech and life sciences community, to provide pathways for growth and to promote the area as a center for this dynamic industry.



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