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).

Past reports:

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:

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