Connecticut is Home to Life Science Innovators & Researchers

Connecticut is a top destination for the Life Science industry. The state is home to a thriving life sciences community that is anchored by a robust ecosystem of cutting-edge research, highly educated workforce, and innovative companies.

From the artificial heart to stem cell study to genome research, Connecticut continues to demonstrate its commitment to serving as the center for biomedical advances. Connecticut has become a nucleus of life science advances—from groundbreaking research in personalized medicine to device manufacturing of the latest medical technology.

Key Facts

  • #1 in Health IT adoption – a key indicator of healthcare innovation (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation)
  • #2 in Bioscience R&D investments (TEConomy Partners)
  • 2,500 life sciences companies call Connecticut home
  • 39,000 people are employed in the industry
  • #1 in healthcare access (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 7th in the country in NIH funding per capita with $684M (National Institutes of Health)
  • #3 in the U.S. for healthcare (U.S. News & World Report)
  • #4 in Bioscience-related patents (U.S. Patent & Trademark Office)
  • 80% of all Connecticut academic R&D investments are in bioscience
  • #3 Managerial, Professional and Technical Jobs (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation)
  • #2 in the nation patents per 1,000 individuals in science and engineering occupations. (National Science Foundation)
  • 4th in the United States for Bioscience Venture Capital. (

Support for Connecticut’s Life Sciences Industry

Connecticut has invested in the life sciences industry. There is support for this growing industry and resources designed to promote the research and development of new technologies, along with the continued cultivation of talent.

“Connecticut’s universities are great engines of innovation. Those ideas attract capital, both from the private sector and public sector. Together, with Connecticut’s talent pool, those are the three ingredients for a successful bioscience company.”

- Arvinas Founder Craig Crews on launching a pharmaceutical enterprise in New Haven