The Shenandoah Valley has a history of partnerships that inspire innovation.  Combine this collaborative spirit with the region’s proximity to the Baltimore/Washington biotech cluster, the brain power of our eleven colleges and universities and you have the atmosphere to foster bioscience development.

“SRI is growing strategically by locating near its clients and talented professionals,” said Curtis Carlson, Ph.D., president and CEO of SRI International. “The Shenandoah Valley offers SRI operational support, collaboration with academic institutions, proximity to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and a high quality of life.

Biociences Research, Development and Manufacturing Companies

Merck & Company
Since 1995, Merck & Company has invested over $638 million in expansions at its Stonewall Plant in Elkton. James Madison University and Blue Ridge Community College assist Merck by providing biomanufacturing certification and degree curricula to support the company’s long-term workforce training needs.


SRI Shenandoah Valley
SRI International occupies a 25-acre campus in Innovation Village @ Rockingham. A nonprofit research institute, SRI established the Center for Advanced Drug and Research (CADRE) on this campus. The SRI Shenandoah Valley campus includes a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting systems biology research in the areas of biodefense and neglected diseases.


RedCoat Solutions, Inc.
Redcoat Solutions, Inc. is the manufacturer of RAPID PURSUIT, the only bed bug detection product on the market that allows a user to know that a room is infested with bedbugs before the obvious signs of infestation are visible. SRI Shenandoah Valley is a division of SRI International, recently licensed its bedbug detection technology to RedCoat Solutions.


Cadence, Inc.
Cadence Companies design and manufactured the world's best cutting and piercing instruments and components for industrial cutting applications, life science and research studies, and medical device development.


Histo-Scientific Research Laboratories
HSRL is a privately owned company with locations in Mount Jackson, Virginia and Frederick, Maryland.  HSRL provides necropsy, histology, pathology and archiving services to a diverse clientele including:  biotechnology firms, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, government interests and university researchers.


Hollister Incorporated
Hollister Incorporated is an independently-owned global company that develops, manufactures and markets healthcare products, servicing over 90 countries.  Hollister is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of quality in medical products and services.


Eastern Bioplastics
Eastern Bioplastics is a manufacturer and distributor of feather fiber reinforced Bioplastic Composite Resins and oil sorbent BioProtector.


Micron Bio-Systems
Micron Bio-Systems is an international leader in biotechnology utilizing scientific expertise in microbiology, enzymology, biochemistry and immunology to develop product-based solutions for the animal husbandry, companion pet and environmental markets.