Highest National Rank for NIH Funding in 20191


Bioscience Patents, Nearly 1/3 of National Total2


State for Medical Device Companies and Employment14


Invested in Academic Bioscience R&D in 201815


California has a history of leading innovations in life-saving biomedical technologies. We are the long-time home to the nation’s number 2 biomedical sciences research institution3 and at nearly $4 billion annually4, California’s universities lead the US in earned National Institutes of Health grants.

California’s life sciences industry generates nearly 1 million direct and indirect jobs5 and over $178 billion in annual revenue6. More bioscience and biotechnology patents are issued to California companies and researchers than any other state. California leads the pack across the board for patent generation7 from microbiology and genetics to bioinformatics and health IT – creating more than 2.5 times as many patents as the next ranking state8.

California life science companies saw over $18B in venture capital investment from 2016 – 2018, more than any other state9, and our businesses have 1,300+ therapies in the development pipeline10. These investments keep California at the forefront of biotech innovation.

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29 Community Colleges with Biotech Training Programs11

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2,016 Biotech and Pharmaceutical Companies12

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$25.2B Biomedical Exports in 201813

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California Competes Tax Credit

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses who want to relocate, stay, or grow in California. Our team provides no-cost consultations to see if your business qualifies.

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Research & Development Tax Credit 

A business may qualify for an income tax credit if it paid for or incurred qualified research expenses while conducting qualified research activity in California. Qualified research expenses include wages, supplies, and contract research costs.

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Employment Training Panel

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers for training that upgrades the skills of their workers.