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More than 100 firms in Ann Arbor are developing technologies to address disease detection and treatment. Strengths are medical devices, imaging, diagnostics and pharmaceutical development. Support firms include CROs, bioinformatics and related software development.

# employed in life sciences 


Large life sciences-related firms have found the Ann Arbor area a fertile area for acquisitions. Johnson and Johnson, Becton, Dickinson and Company and i3 purchased local life sciences firms and made the decision to continue to grow the firms here.

Hospitals and Medical Centers

The region is home to three hospital/medical center complexes. The University of Michigan Hospitals and Medical Center are consistently found on the U.S. News and Business Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll and rank among the top 10 medical research universities.

# employed in hospitals and medical centers


University of Michigan

Total research expenditures 2011


NIH funding


NSF funding 

$  74,246,980

$39.6M in royalties and equity sales


Wet & Dry Lab Space

The Ann Arbor region has wet and dry lab space to house start-ups and growing firms. The Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center offers sophisticated wet lab space appropriate for pharmaceutical development.

                             Ann Arbor Life Sciences Business Information


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