Life Science & Biotechnology 

There are more than 245 biotech companies in the Kansas City area employing more than 28,000 people. While Kansas City is renowned for its strong medical research in areas like health care information, pharmaceutical development, outcomes research, comparative medicine, cardiology, oncology and neuroscience, it is also known as the KC Animal Health Corridor

The Greater KC area is known for its presence in the Animal Health industry. In fact, KC area companies account for more than half of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales.

Kansas City is the global leader for animal health, nutrition research, innovation and production in the life science and biotech industries. Because of this, the industry employs many individuals locally in the KC region. Some of the most widely recognized employers are: Bayer HealthCare, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Cerner Corporation, Quest Diagnostics and MRIGlobal.

For a full listing of life sciences and biotech employers in the KC region, click here.

Key Research Organizations

Get involved in one of Kansas City’s many professional organizations for members of the Biotech Community

Advanced Degrees and Certifications

Kansas City University of Medicine and 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 

Looking to continue your education? Visit Higher Education for a complete listing of schools.

Read more about Kansas City’s history in life sciences and biotech, and how it earned the title of America’s Animal Health Corridor.

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