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Life Sciences

Overview

A Thriving Life Sciences Ecosystem

Home to research super giants Argonne National Laboratory and FermiLab, Illinois in a global leader in pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, chemicals and biotechnology.

Among the state’s resources to fuel research and collaboration are the Illinois Science + Technology Park, a 24-acre campus complete with an incubator for lab-based startups, and Illinois Medical District, one of the largest urban medical districts in the U.S.

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#8
for Research Expenditures in Science and Engineering
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100+
BioPharma Firms Growing in the State
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One
of Largest Urban Medical Districts in U.S.
Illinois Medical District
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22,700+
Workers Employed in Scientific Research and Development
Largest Employers Based on Employment

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Recent Announcements
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April 20, 2017

Pharmaceutical company to bring hundreds of jobs to Des Plaines

Pharmaceutical company to bring hundreds of jobs to Des Plaines A German pharmaceutical company is expanding in Illinois, bringing hundreds of jobs. Vetter Pharmaceuticals plans to build a million-square-foot facility in suburban Des Plaines. The company expects to hire up to 500 people once construction is finished. The new jobs are a welcome sight in […]

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Brent Case

Senior Vice President,
Business Development

312-667-6013 brent.case@intersectillinois.org LinkedIn Profile