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Advantages

► According to the Southeastern Virginia Biomedical Technology Partnership our region’s growing Bioscience Research and Development Base has over $150 million/year in funding & 35 companies

► Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) is the largest biomedical research institution in southeastern Virginia. More than 100 EVMS faculty members are engaged in basic and clinical research focused in areas where the community has pressing needs. Innovative research has brought EVMS to the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries - from the pioneering of in-vitro fertilization in America by the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, to the recognition of new cancer detection and treatment methods at the Leroy T. Canoles Jr. Cancer Research Center and the progress being made toward bringing us one step closer to a cure for diabetes at the EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center.

EVMS and Sentara Healthcare researchers are also advancing discoveries in healthcare analytics, population health, and community health disparities through collaborations with the EVMS Center for Health Analytics and Discovery (CHAD), and the new EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute. EVMS accommodates private users at the high-tech simulation classroom center. Their robotics program is a joint program with ODU.

EVMS and Old Dominion University have partnered to develop the Frank Reidy Research Center for Biolectrics.

► Norfolk has tremendous potential for innovative technological discoveries and world class collaborations in the fields of life science and biomedical science.EOScu, a copper-infused biocidal surface for health care settings manufactured by Norfolk-based EOS Surfaces, is undergoing the world's largest clinical trial. Expect deployment of this technology in acute care settings abroad. CIRS is recognized worldwide for tissue simulation technology and the manufacture of phantoms and is building a new headquarters at Central Business Park. These are just two examples of rapidly growing companies.

►The Old Dominion University's Center for BioElectrics studies the electric field and plasma effects on biological cells and includes research on vaccine development, gene delivery, and tumor treatment. The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute is the largest facility in the world for proton treatment of cancer.

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Medical Research Resources in the Hampton Roads Area

► EVMS Research Centers and Institutes

► ODU

► Hampton University

Bio Video

The Cave at ODU - Avatar 3-D Modeling and Simulation with EVMS from Eastern Virginia Medical School on Vimeo.

Norfolk Department of Economic Development Mission

Generate wealth for the City of Norfolk through business expansion, enhancement, and new business development complementary to our neighborhoods.

Contact Info

(757) 664-4338
999 Waterside Drive
Suite 2430
Norfolk, VA 23510

Staff Details

Chuck Rigney
Director of Economic Development

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