Life Sciences

With a strong base of chemical, plastics and metal manufacturing and a robust healthcare industry, Northern Kentucky is the optimal location for life sciences companies to develop and move their product to market. Add to this a rapidly developing specialization in health informatics and research outcomes, which has attracted the attention of entrepreneurs and medical innovators from across the globe.


  • Cost: Northern Kentucky is part of Greater Cincinnati, which was named the #1 most cost-friendly location in the United States. There is an estimated 11.3% cost savings for R&D operations compared to the national average, and 4.8% cost savings for manufacturing compared to the national average. (Source: KPMG Competitive Alternatives Report, 2016)
  • Talent: More than 12,000 people are currently employed in the life sciences in occupations that span all parts of the life sciences industry cluster, from sales, engineering, production, and lab technician positions. (Source: JobsEQ, 2016)


Major Companies - See them on a map

Manufacturing Biotechnology
Beckman Coulter CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting
Carl Zeiss Vision Ethos Laboratories
Celanese PPD Global Central Labs
DESMA USA Thermo Fisher Scientific
Zotefoams ViaCord
Packaging Wood Hudson Cancer Research
Graham Packaging Plastics Products Pharmaceuticals
National Band & Tag Company Bexion Pharmaceuticals

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Wade Williams
SVP, Business Development

Recent Announcements

CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting
$36MM | 500 jobs

Carl Zeiss Vision
$2MM | 190 jobs

Bexion Pharmaceuticals
FDA approved First-in-Human Phase I clinical trial for BXQ-350

MILA International
$16K | 8 jobs