BioSpace Unveils Interactive Maps of the Hottest Biotech Hotspots

Looking for the biotech industry’s hottest spots? Look no further than BioSpace’s exclusive Hotbed Maps! Our vibrant, one-of-a-kind map highlights the nine regions to watch across the U.S. in 2023. Keep an eye out for the companies making headlines and get ready to experience the exciting potential of the biotech industry!

We’re delighted to introduce BioSpace’s exclusive Hotbed Map designs for 2023! These eye-catching visuals are the perfect way for companies to showcase their brand within the industry and make a powerful statement to prospective employees, investors, and onlookers. Whether it’s spotted online or in the office, the Hotbed Map is sure to demonstrate a company’s standing in the industry and in the region.

BioSpace’s Hotbeds page just released a powerful tool – maps that give life sciences professionals a snapshot of the industry. Get an up-to-date overview of who’s who in the sector, and start exploring your career opportunities!

Explore the industry’s most vibrant ecosystems with BioSpace’s 2023 Hotbed Maps! Uncover the NextGen Bio Hotbed Map, highlighting the most promising startups of the year, and dive into the research behind the leading employers in the space. Plus, use BioSpace to search for the jobs that fit you best!

Biotech Bay 

The San Francisco Bay and Northern California region is the undisputed epicenter of the life sciences sector, boasting some of the world’s most prominent organizations, such as Amgen, AbbVie, Nektar Therapeutics, Metagenomi and Santen. It’s a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship, with countless startups emerging from the area to shape the future of biotechnology. There’s truly no other place like it – the ‘Biotech Bay’ is a powerhouse of scientific exploration and medical advancement.


The Boston/Cambridge region is home to an impressive array of Ivy League universities and research hubs, including esteemed institutions like Harvard University, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital. It is no surprise that the area also boasts a flourishing life science industry, particularly in the realm of cell and gene therapy, with renowned companies such as Takeda, Intellia Therapeutics, Obsidian, Amgen, AbbVie, Moderna, Editas Medicine, and Biogen leading the charge. The highly-anticipated Genetown Hotbed map showcases the incredible talent and innovation found in this region.

Biotech Beach 

From its stunning beaches to its year-round sunshine, SoCal is a paradise – and a paradise of bioscience, too! San Diego is a hotspot for life sciences, with renowned companies like Dermavant, Travere Therapeutics, AbbVie, Amgen, and Prometheus Biosciences setting up shop there. But the region isn’t done yet – it’s also home to the buzzing Biotech Beach, where NextGen gene therapy companies Capsida Biotherapeutics and Capstan Therapeutics are making waves in the bioscience industry.


BioMidwest is a hub for groundbreaking biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies that are leading the way in technological innovation. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin are all home to a diverse range of companies like Microbiologics, Inc., Andelyn Biosciences, AbbVie, Lundbeck, Phathom Pharmaceuticals, and Avadel Pharmaceuticals.

To ensure that the region remains competitive in the ever-changing landscape, top universities like the University of Chicago and Northwestern University join forces to create robust pipelines of talent. With these partnerships, the nation’s heartland is becoming an ideal location for businesses to thrive.


The BioCapital region of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. is a thriving and vibrant hub for life sciences. Home to industry staples such as Adaptive Phage Therapeutics and Emergent BioSolutions, this region is a powerhouse when it comes to developing therapeutics and vaccines.

It is also home to one of the country’s most renowned medical schools, Johns Hopkins University. Other key players in the region include MaxCyte, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, U.S. Pharmacopeia, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Civica Rx and Altimmune – making the BioCapital a key player in the development of new medical technologies.

Lone Star Bio 

The Lone Star Bio Hotbed in Texas is renowned for its cutting-edge oncology innovations, boasting industry giants such as FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, iBio and Coya Therapeutics, whose promising ALS candidate is the talk of the town. Coupled with the nearby powerhouse universities of Rice University, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Texas A&M University, the region is a hotbed of talent and collaboration, creating an environment where ideas and solutions are born.

Bio NC 

North Carolina’s Bio NC Hotbed is an exciting place for life sciences professionals to call home. Not only is it a beautiful place with cultural hubs like Asheville tucked away in the mountains, it’s also home to North America’s largest high-technology research and science park, the Research Triangle Park.

This region is consistently listed among the nation’s top 10 biopharma hubs, with over 730 employers including Aerie Pharmaceuticals, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, Atsena, Precision, CSL Seqirus, Humacyte and Inceptor Bio. With so many opportunities, it’s no wonder why so many people are drawn to this incredible area.

Pharm Country 

The Northeast’s Pharm Country is a veritable hotbed of life sciences activity, with densely populated cities like New York and numerous Ivy League universities in the mix. Boasting a consistent ranking among the top five U.S. life sciences clusters, the region is well known for drawing a large amount of venture capital scrutiny, especially from Wall Street investors.

Home to powerhouse companies like Regeneron, Amgen, AbbVie, Daiichi Sankyo, CSL Behring, Exelixis and Century Therapeutics, the Northeast’s Pharm Country is a key player in the life sciences space.


Take a journey to explore the Pacific Northwest BioForest Hotbed, a vibrant hub of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies located in the picturesque cities of Oregon and Washington. From the innovative minds of Lundbeck, Sana Biotechnology, Visus Therapeutics, Chinook Therapeutics, and Umoja Biopharma, this region is a hotbed of creative energy and promise. Discover the positive impact these businesses are making on the world and the exciting research being conducted in this region.

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