Advancing Bio Technology, Research & Commerce

Bioscience is one of Northern Colorado’s fastest-growing industries and is a critical component of Colorado’s overall cluster infrastructure. Bioscience companies in the area are excelling in the medical devices and diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals sectors, as well as making unprecedented strides in agriculture biotechnology. With strong industry support including world-class federal and privately funded research labs, university programs and centers of entrepreneurship, Northern Colorado is a leading region for bioscience advancements.



Number of Establishments: 197
2014 Average Employment: 3,209
2014 Average Salary: $82,617


3 federal laboratories contribute to Northern Colorado’s bioscience industry, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Wildlife Research Center, and the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation
Colorado research institutions produce an average of 20 new bioscience businesses each year (Colorado BioScience Association)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $2.25 million grant to CSU in 2015 to study antibiotic resistance of infectious organisms