Homegrown Innovation

Home to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, and three other large medical centers, ICR has become a place where innovation in medical technology is growing. Startups like KemPharm, IDX, and Telepharm continue to thrive in the region. Regional expertise and development in this field centers around Digital Human Modeling, Robotics, Geometric Design, Kinematics, Dynamics, Machine Design, CAD/CAM, and Virtual Reality.

Largest Employers in
Health-Related field

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Biological Product Manufacturing is 12 times more concentrated in the ICR region than average.

Organic Chemical Manufacturing is 4 times more concentrated in the ICR region than average.

Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing is 4 times more concentrated in the ICR region than average.

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