Bloomington has a total of 18 life sciences businesses, both large and small.

Indiana is a leader in key areas of the life sciences industry, boasting the second highest number of life sciences exports in the United States, second only to California, at $9.8 billion – nearly one-third of Indiana’s total exports.

This supportive environment for the life sciences can also be found in Bloomington, which is home to the largest privately-held medical device company in the world Cook Medical and other biotech, R&D and pharma businesses.

Bloomington is also boasts the Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership, a collaboration between private industry, higher education and government to promote the growth of life sciences businesses in the region.


Bloomington has a 5000 sq. ft. manufacturing training suite called the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences at Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington.


The Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership is a collaborative effort dedicated to continued life sciences business growth in greater Bloomington, Indiana – a nationally recognized leading metro area in medical devices, contract pharma, biotechnology, basic research and life sciences workforce development.
The mission of the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research (JCITR) is to enhance IUB faculty participation in translational research and the commercialization of research discoveries through interactions with industry partners and the establishment of new companies. The JCITR Discovery Team members focus on establishing a culture that values translational research and implements processes that make it easy and efficient for faculty to participate while continuing to focus on their core strengths in basic research.


Local Jobs Related to Medical Devices

Local Jobs Related to Biopharmaceuticals

source: U.S. Cluster Mapping Project, funded by U.S. EDA


Avg Qtly Employment

Miscellaneous Manufacturing


Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services


Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods


Chemical Manufacturing


Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing

source: Hoosiers by the numbers, U.S. census Bureau, Local Employment Dynamics note: These 3-digit NAICS include life science companies in Bloomington