The Greater Fargo-Moorhead region’s Bioscience industry may seem like an unlikely success story, far away from the venture capital and concentration of pharmaceutical and biotech powerhouses on the coasts. However, a unique blend of entrepreneurship, technical expertise and plenty of hard work has culminated in business, education and innovation that attracts bioscience and medical device innovators across the nation.
With wide expanses of land, abundant talent, low taxes, and accessibility to state and local lawmakers, companies can thrive.
The Fargo region has enticed many businesses to start in or move to the Red River Valley, including globally recognized companies: Aldevron, Agathos Biologics and CorVent Medical.
Formed in 2010, the Bioscience Association of North Dakota (BioND) supports the development of bio companies through startup and expansion of bio-based ventures in life sciences, bio-ag, bio-materials, bio-fuels and related entities.
BioND participates in state and national forums and supports efforts to commercialize, grow and sustain globally competitive bioscience companies leading to job creation in North Dakota.
With NDSU, a land-grant research university, playing a lead role in innovative ag research and a collaborative, work-hard heritage, the region continues to build on it’s cutting edge innovations to feed the world.
The BME program combines North Dakota’s big research universities –North Dakota State University (NDSU) and University of North Dakota (UND).
The program’s objective is to establish jointly sponsored, interdisciplinary graduate programs to:
Talent data of key occupations (biomedical engineers, electrical engineers, biological scientists, chemists, etc.) – from EMSI, university degree completions, etc.
Started in 1998 on NDSU’s campus and recently acquired for $9.6 billion by Danaher, Aldevron provides high-quality plasmid DNA, proteins, enzymes, antibodies, and other biologicals to support its clients’ objectives.
There’s plenty talent to support your long-term success. From a strong K-12 pipeline to diverse classes that graduate plenty of talent.
The region also offers great incentives and capital resources to support our growing primary-sector businesses.
Vigilant Aerospace Systems
*Data Source: Lightcast