Life Science & Biotechnology
There are more than 245 biotech companies in the Kansas City area employing more than 28,000 people. While Kansas City is renowned for its strong medical research in areas like health care information, pharmaceutical development, outcomes research, comparative medicine, cardiology, oncology and neuroscience, it is also known as the KC Animal Health Corridor.
The Greater KC area is known for its presence in the Animal Health industry. In fact, KC area companies account for more than half of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales.
Kansas City is the global leader for animal health, nutrition research, innovation and production in the life science and biotech industries. Because of this, the industry employs many individuals locally in the KC region. Some of the most widely recognized employers are: Bayer HealthCare, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Cerner Corporation, Quest Diagnostics and MRIGlobal.
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Biotech research is growing in the Kansas City region, with public and private research spending that exceeds $1.8 billion.
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Read more about Kansas City’s history in life sciences and biotech
, and how it earned the title of America’s Animal Health Corridor.