Across the entire state, local companies with international pedigree are taking advantage of high-quality resources in Missouri to drive industry-wide changes for health innovation, data management and cutting-edge research. Companies like Oracle Cerner, Centene and Evernorth are all bolstering our state’s reputation as a leader in human health.
Several world-renowned research hospitals and innovation communities are performing industry-changing research right here in Missouri. Communities like the Cortex Innovation Community and the Missouri Innovation Center proudly host companies and research centers looking to pave the way in their respective fields.
Pfizer’s site in Chesterfield, Missouri – about 500 employees in total – played a critical role in developing and manufacturing a key component of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. MRIGlobal in Kansas City has earned international recognition for its health research services supporting the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, veterinary and agrochemical industries worldwide.
The University of Missouri’s National Swine Resource and Research Center is the country’s only NIH-funded swine resource center to develop and supply swine models to biomedicine fields. They also house the only Rat Resource and Research Center and one of three Mouse Resource and Research Centers in the U.S.
The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University (St. Louis), was one of the first three sites to begin full-scale human sequencing as part of the Human Genome project. Scientists there were the first in the world to decode the complete DNA sequence of a cancer patient. And Washington University recently completed construction of a $616 million neuroscience building, the largest of its kind in the U.S.