Biotech in NE
THE STATE OF THE BIOSCIENCES IN NEBRASKA
The biosciences industry sector is defined to include the following subsectors:
- Agricultural Feedstock and Chemicals
- Drugs and Pharmaceuticals
- Medical Devices and Equipment
- Research, Testing, and Medical Laboratories
This sector represents high impact to economic growth. Nationally, employment increased by 15.8 percent between 2001 and 2008, compared with a 3.5 percent increase in employment in the overall private sector. On average, employees in the biosciences sector earn higher wages than other industries.
Nebraska's bioscience industry has a specialized employment concentration and is growing. The state has employment specializations in two of the four major subsectors - agricultural feedstock and chemicals and medical devices and equipment. Academic bioscience research and development expenditures totaled $251 million in 2008, led by biological sciences ($114 million) followed by medical sciences ($70 million) and agricultural sciences ($57 million).
Read more about the BIO State Bioscience Initiatives 2010 study through our partner, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).
Technology, Talent and Capital: State Bioscience Initiatives 2008
THE NEBRASKA BIOSCIENCE ROADMAP IS RELEASED
Bio Nebraska presented the Nebraska Bioscience Roadmap to members and friends at their Fifth Anniversary Celebration. The Roadmap was a partnership between the Nebraska Legislature Natural Resources Committee and Bio Nebraska and represents a five-year strategy to grow the bioscience industry in our state.
Nebraska Bioscience Roadmap Summary
Nebraska Bioscience Roadmap
Other recent developments in Nebraska:
- The Center for Virology – a partnership between University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Creighton University
- Creighton University’s Professional Science Master's degree program in the biosciences
- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Biological Process Development Facility – a new cGMP facility for Phase I/II clinical studies with 5,000 sq. ft. of modular cleanrooms and 7,000 sq. ft. of support space
- Planning for the Nebraska Innovation Campus to create public-private partnerships that expand Nebraska’s economic development opportunities
Additional Information About Nebraska Biotech:
National Bioeconomy Blueprint
2016 Bioscience Industry