101 Top Illinois Biotechnology Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Biotechnology companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Biotechnology industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Biotechnology Startups

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Tempus

Tempus

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Tempus is a technology company advancing precision medicine through the practical application of artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Baxter International

Baxter International

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Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people.

Baxter International

Xeris Pharmaceuticals

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Xeris Pharmaceuticals is a specialty company developing patient-friendly injectables for indications in diabetes, epilepsy, and immunology.

Baxter International

Hazel Technologies

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Hazel Technologies develops biotechnology for reducing waste in the agricultural supply chain.

Baxter International

Exicure

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Exicure is developing a new class of immunomodulatory and gene silencing drugs against validated targets.

Baxter International

Endotronix

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Endotronix is a developer of hemodynamic monitoring technologies to help detect worsening heart failure earlier than ever before.

Baxter International

Evozyne

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Evozyne is a biotechnology company that specializes in protein design and molecular scale.

Baxter International

Jaguar Gene Therapy

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Jaguar Gene Therapy is accelerating breakthroughs in gene therapy for patients suffering from severe genetic diseases.

Baxter International

rMark Bio

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rMark Bio delivers intelligence solutions to the life science industry.

Baxter International

AbbVie

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AbbVie is a pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and markets both biopharmaceuticals and small molecule drugs.

Baxter International

Horizon Pharma

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Horizon Therapeutics focuses on the development of prescription drugs for mild to moderate pain relief and arthritis.

Baxter International

Aptinyx

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Aptinyx Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company.

Baxter International

Paragon Biosciences

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Paragon Biosciences is a global healthcare company committed to accelerating biomedical research.

Baxter International

Surgalign

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Surgalign is a surgical implant company providing surgeons with safe biologic, metal and synthetic implants.

Baxter International

On Target Laboratories

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On Target Laboratories engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing small molecules that target specific pathological

Baxter International

Grove Biopharma

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Grove Biopharma is a biotechnology company offering a materials science solution to peptide therapeutic challenges.

Baxter International

Abbott

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Abbott is engaged in pharmaceuticals and manufacturing healthcare products.

Baxter International

Angus Chemical

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Angus Chemical specialty and fine chemical company dedicated to the development of novel chemistries.

Baxter International

Chromatin

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Chromatin is a biotech company that develops sorghum for traditional agriculture and applications in the renewable energy sector.

Baxter International

SonarMD

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SonarMD provides care management for complex chronic conditions that use high-cost drugs.

Baxter International

MAIA Biotechnology

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MAIA Biotechnology is an immuno-oncology company that focuses on developing first-in-class drugs with novel mechanisms.

Baxter International

Clarus Therapeutics

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Clarus Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops androgen-based medicines for men and women.

Baxter International

Emalex Biosciences, Inc.

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Emalex Biosciences is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of new and novel treatments.

Baxter International

Dimension Inx

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Dimension Inx focuses on creating advanced biomaterials and 3D-printed implants that fundamentally change human disease treatment.

Baxter International

Vodori

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Vodori provides solutions that simplify how life science companies create, approve, and distribute promotional content.

Baxter International

Surgical Innovation Associates

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Surgical Innovation Associates is a developer of surgical devices designed to offer an alternative to certain problematic.

Baxter International

Medexus Pharma

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Medexus Pharma is a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company located in Chicago.

Baxter International

BiomeSense

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BiomeSense is a developing novel technologies to enable the collection, storage, and analysis of daily human gut microbiome profiles.

Baxter International

Novaerus

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Novaerus Improve the business and quality of care through the application of airborne pathogen control technology.

Baxter International

Levo Therapeutics

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Levo Therapeutics is a biomedical research and development services intended to treat the multisystem neurodevelopmental disorder.

Baxter International

Pharmazz

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Pharmazz focuses on discovering, acquiring, developing, and commercializing therapeutics that target critical care medicine.

Baxter International

Regent Surgical Health

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Regent Surgical Health is a healthcare company providing surgery center development services.

Baxter International

Naurex

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Naurex is a clinical-stage company developing novel therapeutics for depression and other CNS disorders.

Baxter International

Lab Me Analytics

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Lab Me Analytics provides direct-to-consumer healthcare and blood analytics.

Baxter International

SlipChip

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SlipChip focuses on making laboratory assays that are easy to perform.

Baxter International

ClearView Diagnostics

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AI company focused on disease diagnosis to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs

Baxter International

SIWA Therapeutics

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SIWA Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that has a monoclonal antibody that targets and destroys senescent cells.

Baxter International

ForeLight

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ForeLight is developting the biomanufacturing industry through their proprietary photosynthetic production technology.

Baxter International

ClostraBio

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ClostraBio is a provider of a bio pharma company intended to develop therapeutics for food allergies.

Baxter International

Acura Pharmaceuticals

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Acura Pharmaceuticals develops and commercializes tamper-resistant products for medication abuse and misuse.

Baxter International

Monopar

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Monopar Therapeutics is an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on developing orphan oncology compounds.

Baxter International

Accelera Innovations, Inc.

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Accelera Innovations revolutionizes quality, cost and patient outcomes in the healthcare industry.

Baxter International

GeneTx Biotherapeutics

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GeneTx Biotherapeutics is a biotechnology company dedicated to developing and effective therapeutics for the treatment of Angelman syndrome.

Baxter International

Cour Pharmaceuticals Development

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Cour Pharmaceuticals Development is developing nanoparticle technology to help reset the immune system of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

Baxter International

Coskata

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Coskata is a biology-based renewable energy company producing ethanol from a variety of input materials.

Baxter International

ALTATHERA Pharmaceuticals

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ALTATHERA Pharmaceuticals provides critical care and alternative therapeutics for unmet medical needs of patients.

Baxter International

Mycocycle

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Converting waste streams into value streams.

Baxter International

Amplicore

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Amplicore develops injectable and minimally invasive therapeutics for musculoskeletal disorders.

Baxter International

Vanquish Oncology

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Vanquish Oncology develops targeted, small-molecule oncology therapeutics for unmet or underserved cancer markets.

Baxter International

ResQ Pharma

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ResQ Pharma is a research & development company that develops drugs and therapies for treating lipophilic drug overdoses and poisonings.

Baxter International

ANDalyze

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ANDalyze offers products for testing water contamination using catalytic DNA technologies.

Baxter International

Toltec Pharmaceuticals

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Toltec Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company developing therapeutics for the treatment of lower reproductive tract infection.

Baxter International

Accelerated Pharma

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Accelerated Pharma is a biotechnology company that develops treatment for cancer.

Baxter International

Oxalo Therapeutics

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Oxalo Therapeutics is a Biotechnology Company.

Baxter International

Actualize Therapy

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Research-backed, tech-enabled therapy.

Baxter International

Diagnostic Photonics

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Diagnostic Photonics develops advanced imaging technology that physicians can use in evaluating tissue microstructure in real time.

Baxter International

Vivacelle Bio

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Vivacelle Bio is a clinical stage biotech company focused on bringing to market a new paradigm in resuscitation fluids.

Baxter International

DelNova

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DelNova is a Company that Drug Delivery for Innovative Therapy.

Baxter International

Chamishi Therapeutics

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Chamishi Therapeutics is a drug discovery and development company focused on neurodegenerative diseases and other related disorders.

Baxter International

Intact Genomics

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Intact Genomics provides high-quality life science products and large DNA fragment cloning related services

Baxter International

MyOssler

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Galenus Scientific is a privately-owned company founded by Prashant Deshpande, MD, and Ajay Bhagwat, MSECE, in 2013.

Baxter International

Sigenics

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Sigenics was established in December 2000 with one purpose in mind: to provide excellence in silicon

Baxter International

TheraTest Laboratories

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TheraTest Laboratories, Inc.™ was founded in 1988 by a group of eminent clinical rheumatologists.

Baxter International

Dystrogen Therapeutics

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Dystrogen Therapeutics is a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company focusing on rare diseases.

Baxter International

Regenerative Medical Solutions

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Regenerative Medical Solutions is a developer of regenerative medical products used to treat diabetes.

Baxter International

Pinnacle Biologics

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Pinnacle Biologics is a specialty pharmaceutical company that enables newer therapies in cancer.

Baxter International

Nanosphere

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Nanosphere develops a molecular diagnostics platform for genomic and protein testing and analysis.

Baxter International

JivanaBiotechnology

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Jivana Biotechnology is a preclinical-stage biotechnology company

Baxter International

Vitrix Health

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We built an oral disease screening platform using AI and imaging to allow any medical professional to catch oral diseases earlier.

Baxter International

Biomeasure

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Biomeasure is a developer of non-invasive health assesment tools.

Baxter International

Visible Genomics

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Visible Genomics provides a clinically validated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk assessment.

Baxter International

Aquarius Biotechnologies

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Aquarius Biotechnologies develops a proprietary drug delivery platform to improve existing drugs.

Baxter International

Ohmx

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Ohmx is a clinical diagnostics company developing a bio-electronic point-of-care system to quantify analytes from biological samples.

Baxter International

InnSight Technology

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InnSight Technology company is a biotechnology company intended to advance diagnostics and evaluation of eye disease.

Baxter International

Cearna

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Cearna is involved in the research, development and commercialization of surgery and trauma recovery products.

Baxter International

Northwestern University Clinical &Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)

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Northwestern University Clinical &Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) is a non profit organisation.

Baxter International

Restore Flow Allografts

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Restore Flow Allografts is dedicated to researching the restorative transplantation of donated human tissue for medical treatment.

Baxter International

Surmount Bio

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Surmount Bio is a Chicago-based stealth healthcare company.

Baxter International

divvyDOSE

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merging human-centered design with technology driven drug adherence, reduce wasted spending, and improve health & happiness.

Baxter International

Winston Pharmaceuticals

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Winston Pharmaceuticals is engaged in the development of pain management products.

Baxter International

Anapneo Therapeutics

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Anapneo Therapeutics is a medical startup

Baxter International

ImmunArtes

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ImmunArtes is a Biotechnology Company.

Baxter International

CytoCore

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CytoCore manufactures, and sells an integrated family of products for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Baxter International

Mead Johnson Nutrition

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Mead Johnson Nutrition manufactures and sells infant formula, children’s nutrition, and other nutritional products.

Baxter International

ZUCHEM

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zuChem develops technologies for manufacturing glycochemicals and carbohydrates for use in the food, specialty, and chemical markets.

Baxter International

Baxalta

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Baxalta Incorporated (NYSE: BXLT) is a $6 billion global biopharmaceutical leader developing.

Baxter International

Paradise Genomics

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Paradise Genomics is a biotech company providing unparalleled utility in the diagnosis, prognosis, or therapeutic monitoring of any disease.

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Akorn

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Akorn is a niche generic pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of multi-source and branded

Baxter International

PixelEXX Systems

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PixelEXX Systems Inc. develops prototype imaging devices for diagnosing cancer. The products include nanoarrays that take images of

Baxter International

Marathon Pharmaceuticals

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Marathon Pharmaceuticals, LLC is a leader in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of specialty pharmaceuticals.

Baxter International

Pharma Logistics

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Pharma Logistics is a pharmaceutical company that provides pharmaceutical waste and inventory management services.

Baxter International

Fermilab

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Fermilab is an American particle physics and accelerator laboratory dedicated to exploring high-energy physics.

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Back of the Yards algae sciences

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alt. proteins, natural food colorants, plant-based meat, cellular agriculture, vertical farming

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Educerus

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Educerus Health is a clinical services organization providing targeted risk adjustment solutions to the medicare advantage industry.

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Lenticular Research Group

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Lenticular Research Group, LLC is a eye biotechnology treament research center.

Baxter International

Palladium Life Sciences

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Palladium Life Sciences is a pharmaceutical company developing medical devices and equipment.

Baxter International

Base10

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Base10 is a precision medicine company that provides cutting edge genetic technologies.

Baxter International

Advanced Clinical

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Advanced Clinical is a pharmaceuticals company offering CRO, FSP, quality, and validation services.

Baxter International

eMed Technologies

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eMed Technologies offers internet, software, networking, and communications infrastructure products.

Baxter International

Microbiome Labs

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Microbiome Labs was focused on providing probiotic bacteriotherapy.

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Agena Bioscience

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Agena Bioscience is dedicated to advancing the impact of genomics in healthcare and precision medicine.

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