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Michigan is proud to be the home for life sciences discoveries, medical device technologies and the chemical manufacturing frontier as it continues to attract a host of life sciences investments from companies around the globe, ensuring the future will be developed, tested and deployed here in the state.

According to the 2022 TEConomy/BIO Report, Michigan benefits from having one of the leading University-led, bioscience related R&D engines. The state ranks in the top 10 nationwide with $1.62 billion in 2020 expenditures. This, coupled with $956 million in venture capital investment between 2018 and 2021, points to a thriving life sciences innovation and commercialization ecosystem. The high-quality jobs generated across Michigan’s bio-industry pay more than 64 percent above the overall private sector wage average in the state reflecting the prominent value-adding activities and skilled workforce deployed across scientific research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, and other key roles.

Michigan ranks in the top 10 for number of medical device technology business locations in the U.S.

Michigan ranks in the top 10 for number of medical device technology business locations in the U.S.

Michigan ranks No. 10 in the nation for biomedical engineering graduates.

Michigan ranks No. 10 in the nation for biomedical engineering graduates.

Michigan has a medical device manufacturing workforce of more than 12,000 people — ranking in the top 10 nationally.

Michigan has a medical device manufacturing workforce of more than 12,000 people — ranking in the top 10 nationally.

Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC)  is the No. 1 cluster for undergraduate and advanced degrees in medicine and biological science.

Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is the No. 1 cluster for undergraduate and advanced degrees in medicine and biological science.

Michigan is home to Stryker, a top 10 medical device company in U.S. (by total revenue).

Michigan is home to Stryker, a top 10 medical device company in U.S. (by total revenue).

40% of venture capital invested in Michigan in 2020 were in the life sciences and health care sectors, making up the largest sector share of investment.

40% of venture capital invested in Michigan in 2020 were in the life sciences and health care sectors, making up the largest sector share of investment.

Michigan ranks No. 9 in the nation in the pharmaceuticals employment sector with 9,956.

Michigan ranks No. 9 in the nation in the pharmaceuticals employment sector with 9,956.

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The Michigan Opportunity Podcast

Michigan's innovative leaders in life science discoveries is highlighted in several episodes of The Michigan Opportunity Podcast. Now in its second season, host Ed Clemente has been joined by several guests specializing in medical device technologies and biomedical engineering. Click on the episode links to the right and listen to insightful conversations and hear about new, emerging global trends.

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