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The Kansas City region is a proven global leader in animal health, drug development, diagnostics and clinical research. The Kansas City region offers a strong network of expertise and knowledge for human and animal health companies working to grow their businesses and advance their technologies.
If you are looking to grow your business within the KC region, please contact Kimberly Young, President of the KC Animal Health Corridor.

Regional Bioscience Organizations:


BioKansas is a unified voice representing the biosciences in Kansas. Across the human, plant, animal and industrial biosciences, BioKansas is focused on enhancing the business and research climate and working with leaders across the state to attract and retain bioscience talent, companies and funding.

BioResearch Central

BioResearch Central companies represent one of the nation's 15th largest concentrations of contract research organizations and related service providers. BioResearch Central is part of a larger regional network of life science assets that strengthen its offerings and advance contract research and its supporting services.

Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA)

The Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA)invests in agribusiness, animal health, human health, and life sciences tech innovations. The KBA team brings deep sector expertise and co-investors together to accelerate bioscience company growth generating results for the entrepreneur, the investor, Kansas and the world.

Kansas City Animal Health Corridor

The KC Animal Health Corridor, anchored by Manhattan, Kansas, and Columbia, Missouri, is home to more than 300 animal health companies, representing the largest concentration in the world. Companies with a strategic location in the KC Animal Health Corridor now represent 56 percent of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales.

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) serves as the coordinating body for the Greater Kansas City region’s life sciences research initiatives, spanning Missouri and Kansas.

Missouri Biotechnology Association (MOBIO)

The Missouri Biotechnology Association (MOBIO) is a nonprofit trade association that serves all Missouri organizations interested in the life sciences. MOBIO is composed of a broad cross-section of companies, institutions of higher education, research organizations and related firms involved in research, development and commercialization of the life sciences. MOBIO members promote economic development in Missouri by supporting life science research and practical applications that benefit the general population.

Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC)

The Missouri Technology Corporation ("MTC") is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies. MTC focuses on 21st Century bioscience industries that build on Missouri's rich history in agriculture and technology.

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President | KC Animal Health Corridor

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