Biotech Hub of Southeast
Alabama Becoming Biotech Bedrock
A hunger for innovation and a workforce literate in science and technology are fueling Alabama’s growing reputation as the “Biotech Hub of the Southeast.” Huntsville plays a pivotal role in this emerging economic sector. For the longest, Huntsville has been home to pioneers in aerospace and space exploration like Boeing and Northrop Grumman, and engineering companies such as Adtran. Forward-thinking technology companies have cited Huntsville the only city in Alabama to make Techie.com’s new “Most Promising Tech Hubs list in 2014.” Now, the Rocket City is emerging as a pacesetter for biotech as well. In the past decade alone, bioscience has added more than 110,000 high-wage jobs. Government support, public-private partnerships and industry thought leaders continue to open new paths for the convergence of life sciences and technology.
BioAlabama Fosters Biotech Initiative
Successful public-private partnerships enable HudsonAlpha to achieve its definitive goal of delivering healing therapies into the hands of patients who need them. Through our collaboration with BioAlabama, HudsonAlpha is able to accelerate this key objective by promoting favorable legislation to promote and deepen industry roots statewide. BioAlabama not only works to attract new biotech firms to Alabama, but also to raise public awareness and help fund new life-saving scientific discoveries.
Carter Wells, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Vice President for Economic Development, now serves as president of BioAlabama. To learn more about how BioAlabama is a statewide organization representing Alabama’s bio related industries, research scientists, clinicians and business professionals who are working together to foster, develop and support the life sciences in Alabama, visit www.bioalabama.com.
HudsonAlpha Associate Companies are part of this biotech hub of the southeast, but their reach is in more than 18 countries on five continents.