New Jersey

Population: 8,935,421
State Rank: 11
Funding By State: 
AgencyFunding (in thousands)State Rank
National Institutes of Health$225,12323
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention$78,69715
National Science Foundation$88,632 17
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality$2,82122
Total$395,27322
Economic Impact: 
IndustryEmploymentAnnual Salary
Pharmaceutical326,697$168,436
Medical Device58,366$112,671
Research, Testing, and Laboratories85,016$128,628
Overall Private Sector3,242,932$60,128
Source: 

Battelle and Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Jobs, Investments and Innovation, 2016

For more information about research investments in New Jersey, see Research!America’s fact sheet here.

Investment: Funding Sources: 
Source of R&D Funding InvestmentState Rank
Federal Government$1,689,000,00020
Industry$13,854,000,0003
Universities$245,000,00018
Other$1,842,000,0005
Total$17,630,000,0008
Notes: 

*Other: Non-profit, non-federal, other government

Source: 

National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2016

Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco