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Ann Arbor’s life sciences sector has seen rapid growth over the past decade. We’ve always been an innovator in the biotech industry. The heart-lung machine used in the first heart transplant was developed and manufactured here. Since then, the life sciences sector has expanded to include pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, and bioinformatics. The sector includes 100 plus firms and employs 3200 people. 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 and employs over 31,000. 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

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


                                                        Life Sciences Informational Brochure

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