Illinois’ bioscience industry is an innovative and growing component of the overall U.S. economy. With a track record of generating high-quality jobs and steady growth, the bioscience industry has been a consistent engine for our economy and a key strength during past economic recessions. American innovation in bioscience helps support state and local communities in a variety of ways ranging from job creation, construction, tax revenues, and other economic impact values.

Driven by small-company innovators, the bioscience industry has also mobilized in an unprecedented manner to address the global COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to develop other life-saving and life-enhancing products and services for the U.S. and the world. America’s bioscience industry as an innovator and economic driver has never been more important, both for our health and our economic stability.

Total Number of Facilities in Illinois 60
Jobs Directly Supported by the Industry in Illinois 90941
Annual Average Wage
Total Clinical Trials
Dollar Amount Invested in Clinical Trials
$387.1 Million
Clinical Trial Participants
Total Clinical Trial Economic Impact
$1.15 Billion

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IL01 2 CSL Limited (H)

The University of Chicago (O)

IL02 1 BASF Corp (A)
IL03 2 BioBlend Renewable Resources, LLC (A)


IL05 3 Cargill (A)

Exicure, Inc. (H)

Northwestern University School of Law (O)

IL07 11 Bayer (H)

iBIO (O)

Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization (iBIO) (O)

MAIA Biotechnology, Inc. (H)

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (O)

Orphazyme US, Inc. (H)

SIWA Therapeutics, Inc. (H)

The University of Illinois at Chicago (O)

Trade Commission of Spain (O)

University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy (O)

Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (H)

IL08 3 DSM (H)

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC (A)

Vysis, Inc (H)

IL09 4 Kellogg Center for Biotechnology (O)

LanzaTech (A)

Northwestern University (O)

Northwestern University, Innovation & New Ventures Office (INVO) (O)

IL10 12 Abbott (H)

Abbott Diagnostics (H)

AbbVie Inc. (H)

AbbVie Inc. (H)

BASF Corp (A)

Baxalta (H)

Baxalta Hematology (H)

Horizon Therapeutics plc (H)

Hospira, Inc (H)

LanzaJet (A)

Novartis Gene Therapies (H)

RestorGenex (H)

IL12 2 Bayer (H)

Cargill, Incorporated (A)

IL13 7 BASF Corp (A)

Bayer (H) (2)

National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) (O)

NCERC (National Corn-To-Ethanol Research center) (O)

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (O)

University of Illinois, Biotechnology Center (O)

IL14 1 Bayer (H)
IL15 8 Bayer (H) (8)
IL16 4 Bayer (H) (4)