Biotechnology and Life Sciences

More than 93,000 people work at Kentucky's biotechnology and life sciences employers, which include major research centers such as the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville.
The Gluck Equine Research Center in Louisville, KY

When it comes to equine business development, drug surveillance, scientific research and more, equine businesses in Kentucky are sitting right along the cutting edge.

Lexington-based Summit Biosciences, a specialty pharmaceuticals business and client of the Lexington Innovation and Commercialization Center, will expand its operation creating 22 new jobs and investing more than $5 million in Kentucky.

Kentucky Bioprocessing in Owensboro, KY

From developing immunotherapy to extracting proteins from plants, Kentucky’s health-care and biotechnology sectors are leveraging the state’s strong research base to build the next generation of employers.

HFL Sport Science Inc. has opened the company’s new laboratory in Lexington to provide drug surveillance, doping control and research to equine and other sports industries. The lab, which represents a more than $4 million investment, will create 48 new jobs, including 25 high-tech positions, paying an average salary of over $47,000.

MetaCyte Business Lab

Booming bioscience sector gets a booster shot from state initiatives.