Biomed Manufacturing in the Driver’s Seat of Bay Area Innovation
When you hear the term “biomedical manufacturing,” it may be difficult to conjure up an image of what that looks like exactly. But whether you see it or not, the efforts of biomed manufacturing are literally producing life-changing results.
From a cutting-edge replacement knee joint to a new advanced diagnostics machine to a breakthrough drug for HIV/AIDS treatment — all of these are the result of years of research, development, and manufacturing.
And, a large majority of this activity is happening right here in the San Francisco Bay Area, specifically, in Fremont.
While the thriving tech scene in Silicon Valley receives the most exposure, the Bay Area isn’t just home to the latest software developments. With the help of the Biomedical Manufacturing Network, we took it upon ourselves to develop an infographic that breaks down the numbers behind biomedical manufacturing.
Here is just a preview:
- There are 1,100+ biomedical companies in the Bay Area, and nearly half are involved in manufacturing biomed products.
- The Bay Area is also home to 140,000 biomedical jobs, with 14,000 more expected in the next two years.
- And not that we’re tooting our own horn, but the City of Fremont in particular is home to the largest concentration of biomedical manufacturing companies in the SF Bay Area — 47 to be exact.
If you’re looking for more opportunities to learn about biomed, consider checking out the upcoming BIO International Convention when it returns to San Francisco, the birthplace of biotech, from June 6-9, 2016.
And to learn more about the opportunities for biomedical companies here in Fremont, you can
Find more resources here.