Illinois Science + Technology Park

Departments - Medical Infographic

The Illinois Science + Technology Park started with the former corporate headquarters of pharmaceutical giant G.D. Searle. The community of scientists, inventors, and innovators work from basic research through commercialization of medical devices, nanotechnology, bioscience, and emerging technologies.

August 8, 2018







Skokie, Illinois

23-acre campus for

  • Early stage companies
  • Growing firms
  • Established life sciences companies
  • Related institutional research

Facility features

  • Chemistry, biology laboratories
  • Good manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • Specialized vivarium & formulation facilities

Regional support

  • +30 teaching hospitals

6 schools of medicine

  • University of Chicago
  • Northwestern
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Rush
  • Loyola
  • Rosalind Franklin

14 community colleges

  • Customized job training
  • Continuing education
  • Entrepreneurship training


  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Fermi National Laboratory
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications


  • ~50% of the state’s workers are professionals, skilled technicians, craftspeople, or machine operators
  • ~11.3% employed in manufacturing
  • 56% with education beyond high school