Welcome to Oklahoma BioScience Association
We create partnerships, educate communities, and influence policies, in support of our life-changing industry.
BIO In Oklahoma
From Ardmore to Stillwater and Tulsa, Oklahoma’s rapidly growing bioscience and life sciences sector is emerging as one of the key economic forces in the state. With more than 500 bioscience and life sciences-related businesses and organizations, the total economic impact of biosciences and life sciences is more than $6.7 billion.
Bio in Oklahoma
From Ardmore to Stillwater and Tulsa, Oklahoma’s rapidly-growing bioscience and life sciences sector is emerging as one of the key economic forces in our state. With more than 500 bioscience and life sciences-related businesses or organizations, Oklahoma sees more than a $6.7b economic impact from this industry.
Oklahoma is fertile ground for bioscience growth, talent and premier facilities:
The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) has seen 41 new companies formed in Oklahoma as a result of their programs in the past five years. More than 2000 new Oklahoma jobs have been created and the average salary of employees working for OCAST client companies is approximately $60,000. In 2021, 129 new patents were granted to OCAST client companies, with a total value of $96,950,00. The total financial impact of OCAST programs is $1,002,255,392.00 with a return on investment of 20:1.
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is dedicated to both basic and translational research, with patient-centered care and research ongoing at the Stephenson Cancer Center, the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and the Dean McGee Eye Institute.
The University Research Park is part of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The complex consists of more than 700,000 square feet of modern biomedical research lab and office space supported by state-of-the-art communications and infrastructure systems.
The Noble Research Institute is the largest private foundation in the country conducting plant science and agriculture research. The Noble Research Institute offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers, and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture.
Oklahoma State University has leading expertise in biological and chemical processes with basic and applied researchers in areas ranging from pediatric psychology to respiratory infectious diseases. Multiple researchers across many departments and colleges are also focusing R&D efforts on developing and enhancing drug delivery methods in both humans and animals.
One of OKC’s newest districts, the Innovation District, houses internationally-acclaimed research and technology professionals, and encompasses about 1.3 square miles east of downtown Oklahoma City and south of the State Capitol.
In the past 2 years, i2E, Inc. has invested nearly $7 million in 8 bioscience or life sciences companies and over has invested at total of $35 million the past 22 years.
The OKBio Advantage
A key competitive advantage is the availability of non-dilutive and early stage seed capital to support emerging bioscience and life sciences companies combined with proven value-added resources to promote commercialization and assist start-ups in the state.
State funding provides grants and assistance in preparation of federal grant proposals, allowing our bioscience and life sciences companies access to non-dilutive capital.
Available expert technology development, commercialization and entrepreneurship support with proven track record of success.