Oregon, Washington

The peaceful states that make up the northwestern corner of the United States might not make a lot of noise, but they do house a thriving life sciences industry. The BioForestTM Hotbed is comprised of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Oregon and Washington.  

Life Sciences companies calling this region home include LundbeckSana BiotechnologySparrow Pharmaceuticals and 2022 NextGen representatives Visus Therapeutics and Umoja Biopharma. It’s also not surprising to see biotech companies like Sana Biotechnology and CytoDyn cementing Seattle’s reputation as a technology hub. 

Average salary: $121,519 | Average bonus: $27,368 | Number of life sciences companies: 7,325 | Number of life science professionals: 76,925 

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  Sana Biotechnology