The Kansas City region is home to 200 life science companies employing more than 20,000 people on both sides of the state line. Those kind of numbers put the area on the map as being a significant industry leading hub for drug development, diagnostics, clinical research, and animal health.
Amid this growing biotech industry hub are 90 contract research organization, or CROs as we call them, which provide research services outsourced on a contract basis. This is a rapidly growing sector of our industry that plays an important role in containing the cost of brining medical therapies and devices to the market.
The BioResearch Central Summit (November 19-20, 2013) brings together leaders in non-clinical, pre-clinical and clinical research to discuss strategies for advancing clinical research throughout our region and, more importantly, for accelerating the development of innovative new products to improve human and animal health worldwide.