Kansas' bioscience industry employs more than 13,000
across 810 establishments
and has seen net job growth of 1.3%
since 2007 with gains contributed by drugs and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioscience-related distribution. Kansas is highly concentrated
and nearly specialized
in its employment concentrations in agricultural feedstock and chemicals
and in research, testing, and medical labs
. Bioscience firms in Kansas received $110 million in venture capital investments
since 2009, with the majority directed toward animal biotechnologies
. Kansas’ 561 bioscience patents issued
since 2009 are primarily in surgical and medical instruments
and in drugs and pharmaceuticals.
Read about the bioscience industry
in Kansas and across the US in the 2014 Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs Investments and Innovation report.