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Biosciences industry has $2.0 trillion economic impact, report finds

June 14, 2018

The U.S. biosciences industry directly employs 1.74 million people and indirectly supports $2.0 trillion in economic output and roughly 8 million jobs nationwide, according to "Investment, Innovation and Job Creation in a Growing U.S. Biosciences Industry," a new report by TEConomy Partners on behalf of the trade association BIO. The report, released at BIO’s annual conference last week, finds that biosciences venture capital investment is reaching new highs, while overall innovation ecosystem strength and patent activity is bolstered by increasing NIH budgets and growth in academic R&D. The report’s authors also take an in-depth look at the industry, its components, its contributions to the national economy, and the state and metropolitan areas where it is most concentrated.

 

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