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Driving Discovery. Improving Lives.

The NYC life sciences community is launching dynamic new startups and leading scientific breakthroughs that are improving health outcomes and powerfully enhancing our basic quality of life. These enterprises are developing technologies that protect patients from infection, researching new therapeutic approaches to treat cancer, and creating new tools and medicines to fight currently untreatable diseases.

LifeSci NYC, Photo by Jordan Rathkopf/NYCEDC.

NYC’s life sciences assets include:

  • Nine major academic medical centers
  • ~$2 billion in annual National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards
  • 7,000+ graduate students and postdocs at universities
  • A 400 percent increase in private venture capital funding for the industry from 2016 to 2018
  • The largest biotech workforce in the country
  • Six incubators to support early-stage life sciences companies
When you talk about life sciences jobs, you’re talking about good-paying jobs consistently across the board—and that’s why we’re so focused on the growth of this sector.
Bill de Blasio
Mayor

Life Sciences Industry Snapshot

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Harlem BioSpace. Photo courtesy of Harlem BioSpace.
Harlem BioSpace
Perspectives

We are proud to be part of a community of people in New York who strive to save and extend lives.

James Flynn Managing Partner of Deerfield Management
Perspectives

New York City has always had a reputation for modeling the way cities and countries make progress in education, immigration, minimum wage laws…and now, scientific innovation.

Jona Kerluku LifeSci NYC Intern, Class of 2018

Building the Life Sciences Capital of the Future

NYC is leveraging its key assets of talent, space, and capital to become the next global life sciences destination. We’re directly investing in businesses that will be started by New Yorkers and create jobs for New Yorkers. By funding new incubators, building additional lab space, and supporting cutting-edge research, we’re building a pipeline of companies that will empower New Yorkers to access the jobs of the future.

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