I-270 Biotech Corridor

The Washington, D.C. region is home to one of the largest life sciences clusters in the U.S. with 500+ biotech firms, 2,000 life science companies, federal laboratories, federal agencies, world-renowned medical universities and centers, and plenty of funding and resources. It currently ranks No. 6 based on talent, funding availability and real estate.1 The region is striving to be among the top 3 life science hubs in the country by 2023. It leads the world in adult stem cell production and vaccine development.2

Companies here include:

  • MedImmune/AstraZeneca
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Global Manufacturing and Supply
  • GSK Global Vaccines US R&D Center
  • Sucampo Pharmaceuticals
  • Abbott
  • Westat
  • Thermo Fisher
  • University of Maryland Baltimore’s BioPark

1. Report from JLL, a provider of agency leasing, consulting, property and investment management services for life sciences, retail and banking sectors. 

2. From the Maryland Department of Commerce