Bioscience

Improving the health and wellbeing of life

Kansas’ investment in the life sciences continues to attract biotech companies from around the globe. 

16,000+ Kansans employed in the biosciences

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.

Kansas is home to the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world.

BioKansas represents more than 140 Kansas bioscience companies, academic institutions, biotech centers and related organizations. Their  mission is to connect the Kansas bioscience community to encourage and enable the successful attraction, creation, commercialization and growth of bioscience technologies, products and services in Kansas. 

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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. 

Explore Kansas’ key industries and learn how you can be part of the next Kansas success story.

Advanced Manufacturing
Corporate & Professional Services
Logistics & Distribution
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Aerospace & Defense
Animal Health
Bioscience
Agriculture
Energy & Natural Resources