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2015 Report Executive Summary

2009-2010 Federal Policy White Paper

Growing Talent: The Life Sciences Talent Initiative

Biotechnology in Massachusetts

Biotechnology, drug research based on biology rather than chemicals, emerged as an industry separate from traditional pharmaceuticals about 30 years ago. Massachusetts soon became a leader in the young field. After nearly three decades of growth, the state is one of the most significant centers in the world.

Biotech Industry Snapshot

Key facts:

  • There are more than 400 biotechnology companies in the state, of which 235 are developing therapeutic drugs.
  • The industry employs over 45,000 people with a total payroll of more than $4 billion.
  • Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical companies have already developed more than 50 large molecule drugs covering a range of illnesses.
  • There are nearly 1,100 biotechnology drugs being developed in Massachusetts, representing close to 8 percent of the global drug pipeline.