Chicago Area - Life Science Resources

Who is available to partner with my company in Chicagoland?

  • Over 1600 foreign firms
  • 400 Japanese companies
  • 100 international trade organizations
  • 30 international chambers of commerce
  • 71 consulates

Six Schools of Medicine

Over 30 Teaching Hospitals

National Laboratories

The Midwest has long been the nation's second largest pharma hub with several Big Pharma companies in the Chicago area (Abbott, Baxter, Hospira, Takeda & Astellas): Eli Lily in Indianapolis. The Midwest is also the largest medical device cluster in the U.S.  Companies a short distance from Chicago feature different aspects of this industry from orthopedic to surgical to cardiovascular to diagnostic and imaging devices.

How does Illinois Science + Technology Park work with governmental and non-profit entities?

  • Member of iBio - The Illinois Biotechnology Industry Association
  • Access to different government incentives (job training, tax credits, capital equipment funding)
  • Global outreach - trade missions, shows etc
  • Securing public funding to promote economic development
  • Infrastructure improvements
  • Direct assistance to tenants

What are some development contacts that will help a life science company?