From the University of Kansas’ nationally recognized drug discovery and development enterprise, to the state’s historical agricultural leadership at Kansas State University, to the selection of Kansas as the home of the USDA’s National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, the bioscience sector in Kansas is strong and provides value and opportunities for bioscience companies who do business in the state. Working with partners such as BioKansas, the state of Kansas offers comprehensive support for world-class research, commercialization, business start-ups and business expansions.
Kansas provides an infrastructure that fosters creative thinking and innovation to advance new technologies that help improve the health and wellbeing of people, animals and other living things.
Biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is expanding its Lenexa, Kan., footprint with the addition of a new $40 million manufacturing facility to ramp up production of products for COVID-19 sample collection and transportation. While the facility is built in response to the pandemic, it will be used for collection and sampling productions for the flu and other viruses in the future.