With support and innovation from the State's universities and world-class research institutes, Delaware's bioscience industry is one of the strongest in the nation.
Delaware's bioscience sector is among the country's fastest-growing, as pharmaceutical, agricultural, chemical, medical device and diagnostics and advanced materials companies combine with the state's universities and research institutes to move cutting-edge technology from the lab to the marketplace.
Eighty percent of the U.S. pharmaceuticals industry is headquartered in the region, where firms collaborate with research and medical institutions to develop and commercialize many of the innovative drugs, diagnostics and medical devices currently going to market.
The State's competitive edge is enhanced by an experienced and skilled workforce, access to state-of-the-art academic and research institutions such as the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI), the Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology and the University of Delaware's Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (consistently ranked among the top ten nationwide by U.S. News and World Report), lab space availability, a supportive business community and high quality of life for bioscience professionals.
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The DBI is a magnet for life science R&D, fostering academic-industrial research partnerships between the local bioscience industry and the Delaware Bioscience Association. The Institute's laboratories see scientists, students and faculty researching agriculture, health and energy and the environment, and its high-end instrumentation facilities are available to Delaware's life science community.
Delaware Bio is a non-profit trade association focused solely on promoting Delaware's growing bioscience industry. Its mission is to serve as a catalyst to ensure Delaware becomes a global leader in life sciences by developing a cohesive community that unites the region's biotechnology, pharmaceutical, research, financial and agricultural strengths.
The CMB conducts R&D in plant and microbial biotechnology with a focus on plant-based systems for vaccine, therapeutics and diagnostics production. The CMB has dedicated 13,000 square feet of lab space to a pilot plant to produce material under Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for early phase clinical trials.
Delaware State University's OSCAR is a NASA University Research Center dedicated to the Exploration Systems, Science and Space Operation Mission Directorate through research of Planetary Science, Space Communications and Navigation and Astrobiology. The most notable intellectual property developed by the Optics Program is a laser installed on Curiosity, NASA's Mars Rover.