About BioHealth Capital Region

The BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) consisting of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC is the prominent BioHealth cluster in the Mid-Atlantic. The BHCR encompasses more than 1,800 life sciences companies, over 70 federal labs and world class academic and research institutions. According to Genetic Engineering News (May 2016), the BHCR is ranked 4th in Top Biopharma Clusters in the country. The BHCR brand represents collaboration among leading stakeholders with a collective goal to make the BHCR a top 3 biohealth cluster by 2023.

Why the Capital Region?

Business Grows Here
Tap into the rich bioscience resources of the region.

Highest concentration of graduate and professional degrees in the nation

Tax incentives, grants, and investment programs throughout the region, including 50% biotechnology investor tax credit in Maryland. $1.5 billion annually in NIH funding

Dozens of biohealth incubators and accelerators that provide business services, mentoring, and miles of lab space

Family Thrives Here
Tap into the rich quality of life the region offers.

Home to the best public schools in the country

One of the most diverse regions in the country; 4 Maryland cities are in the Top 10 of the 2016 Most Diverse Cities in the U.S.

Vibrant arts and culture scene, hundreds of museums and theatres, beaches, vineyards and hiking trails… all within our region

Our Goal

With the assets, talent and passion to drive human health forward, we are poised  to become a Top 3 BioHealth Hub by 2023. Together, we can do more for humanity.