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City of Danville Office of Economic Development
P.O. Box 3300 | 427 Patton St.
Danville, VA 24543-3300
Ph: (434) 793-1753 | Fx: (434) 797-9606
International Line: 001-434-793-1753
econdev@DiscoverDanville.com
Pharmaceutical / Life Sciences
ISRR
The Institute for Sustainable and Renewable Resources (ISRR)

In 2008, the Virginia life sciences industry was comprised of approximately 700 firms. The Medical Devices and Equipment sub sector accounts for the largest share of life sciences firms with 47% of the industry (332 firms). Next is the Research and Testing sub sector with 307 firms (44% share).  The Agricultural Feedstock/Chemicals sub sector accounts for 5% of life sciences firms in Virginia (33 firms). Finally, Pharmaceuticals is the smallest sector with 4% of industry-related firms (30).

Danville, Virginia is home to The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, which is affiliated with The Institute for Sustaniable and Renewable Resources (ISRR). Other high technology projects are attracted to the region due to the expertise offered by the ISRR.    

Virginia also offers the following major research universities:

·         University of Virginia

·         Virginia Tech

·         Virginia Commonwealth University

·         Eastern Virginia Medical School

·         George Mason University