Industry Sector: Health and Life Sciences

Fairfax County is a central part of the regional biomedical hub that includes the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Science Foundation and the military health system. And the county is moving to the national forefront of life-science research and development with the 117-acre Inova Center for Personalized Health campus. Inova is working with collegiate partners to make Fairfax County home to a major genomics and research institute and medical school.

Within Fairfax County, life-science firms are developing innovative products and services in diagnostics, therapeutics, remote monitoring, pharmaceuticals and DNA forensics. Fairfax County offers a talented workforce, skilled in technology diagnostics, therapeutics, remote monitoring, genetics and DNA forensics.

Our robust cloud computing and Internet infrastructure resources provide unlimited potential for digital solutions related to life-science industries and data analytics. Bioinformatics, personalized medicine, genomics, and proteomics are among the emerging market areas.

Fairfax-based George Mason University offers master’s and doctorate programs in bioinformatics and computational biology, as well as a graduate certificate program in personalized medicine.