Life Science & Biotechnology 

Kansas City is the global leader for animal health, nutrition research, innovation and production in the life science and biotech industries. There are nearly 300 life science companies in the Kansas City area, employing approximately 35,000 people.

Medical Research

Kansas City is renowned for its strengths in the medical research field, including:

  • Health care information
  • Pharmaceutical development
  • Outcomes research
  • Comparative medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Neuroscience

The Animal Health Corridor

The Greater KC area is also known as the KC Animal Health Corridor, renowned as being the largest concentration of animal health companies in the world. KC area companies account for more than half of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales.

Learn more about the KC Animal Health Corridor.

Life Sciences Employment & Education

Thousands of highly-skilled workers are employed by life science companies throughout the KC region, including:

View a full listing of life sciences and biotech employers in the KC region.

Kansas City Biotech Professional Organizations

Advanced Life Sciences Degrees and Certifications

Kansas City University College of Biosciences Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences
Kansas State University Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Sciences and Industry
Clinical Sciences
Food Safety and Security (Grad. Cert.)
Kansas State University-Olathe Agribusiness/Animal Health
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Food Science
Horticulture/Urban Food Systems
Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
University of Central Missouri Agriculture
Earth Science
Health Science
Radiologic Technology
University of Kansas Anatomy and Cell Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Clinical Research
Health Policy and Management (MHSA)
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences
Medicine (MD)
Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, and
Immunology (MA, )
Molecular and Integrative Physiology (MS, )
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MA, )
Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics (MA, MS, )
Public Health (MPH) Joint Programs:
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/)
Medicinal Chemistry (MS, )
Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, )
Pharmacology and Toxicology (MS, )
Genetics (MA, )
University of Kansas - Edwards Biotechnology
Molecular Biosciences
University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education
University of Missouri-Columbia Animal Sciences (MS, )
Biochemistry (MS, )
Biomedical Sciences (MS, )
Biological Engineering (MS, )
Biological Sciences (MA,)
Cardiopulmonary and Diagnostic Sciences
Chemistry (MS, )
Genetics Area Program ()
Neuroscience (MS, )
Pharmacology & Physiology (MS, )
Veterinary Medicine
Biomedical Sciences
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Veterinary Pathobiology
Comparative Medicine
Physiology Area Program ()
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
University of Missouri-Kansas City Biology
Cell Biology and Biophysics

Cellular and Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Chemistry
Computer Science and Informatics
Pharmaceutical Science

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