Health Innovations

Groundbreaking Results

As one of the most research intensive industries in the world, California biotech companies invest in discoveries for medicines and devices that shape the future of healthcare throughout the world.

Biotech creates treatments and cures for diseases that were once considered a death sentence. At the state level, California is particularly competitive in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing; Medical Devices and Diagnostic Equipment; and Research activities. In 2017, State companies and institutions received almost $3.8 billion in new research awards from the National Institutes of Health.

California is the nation’s leader

in developing medical and scientific advances that will cure diseases and lower costs.”

– Governor Edmund G. Brown
In California alone there are hundreds of groundbreaking and lifesaving treatments in development, including:
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366

Cancer Drugs

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151

Treatments of Infectious Diseases

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109

Central Nervous System Medications

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93

Hormonal/Nephrology /Diabetes Medicines

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77

Immune System Therapies

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73

Treatments for Musculoskeletal Disorders

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66

Cardiovascular Medications

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57

Eye/Ear Medications

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57

Treatments for Blood Disorders

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52

Pain Medications

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45

Dermatology Treatments

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44

Gastrointestinal Treatments

366

Cancer Drugs

151

Treatments of Infectious Diseases

109

Central Nervous System Medications

93

Hormonal/Nephrology/Diabetes Medicines

77

Immune System Therapies

73

Treatments for Musculoskeletal Disorders

66

Cardiovascular Medications

57

Eye/Ear Medications

57

Treatments for Blood Disorders

52

Pain Medications

45

Dermatology Treatments

44

Gastrointestinal Treatments

*Source: California Healthcare Institute. .2017 Biocom California Economic Report Databook California Life Sciences Association: 2017 California Life Sciences Industry Report.