Life sciences companies need a robust scientific and technical community behind them. Here in Maryland, we call that community our innovation ecosystem, and it's unlike anything else you’ll find in the U.S. What makes our ecosystem so special? Maryland is home to two times more federal labs than any other state, renowned universities, a prepared scientific workforce, and initiatives designed to bolster innovation and success in life sciences.
Maryland is one smart state –, actually. When you take a closer look at life science professionals, you see an even brighter picture. In fact, Maryland has more doctoral scientists than any other state.
A well-stocked industry talent pool continues to grow, thanks to leading academic programs all over the state, from science powerhouse Johns Hopkins University to Montgomery College and a host of other community colleges bolstering the local biotech workforce.
And several initiatives around the state ensure our workforce isn’t just educated, but work-ready, helping prepare life science professionals for every role, from the lab to the manufacturing floor.
Our life science community is anchored by the NIH, FDA and industry giants like AstraZeneca and Thermo Fisher.
Beyond these powerhouse entities, you’ll find an extensive community of many more life science companies to collaborate with. Our proximity to federal agencies keeps Maryland on the forefront of innovation, and the state’s academic assets drive innovation in biopharmaceuticals R&D. Maryland’s infrastructure fuels efficiency in biomanufacturing.
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