• +1 (757) 664-4338


Hampton Roads Health Care / Life Sciences Community

Norfolk has tremendous potential for innovative technological discoveries and world class collaborations. EOScu, a copper-infused biocidal surface for health care settings manufactured by Norfolk-based EOS Surfaces, is undergoing the world's largest clinical trial. Expect deployment of this technology in acute care settings abroad. CIRS is recognized worldwide for tissue simulation technology and the manufacture of phantoms. These are just two examples of rapidly growing companies.

Resources include twenty Medical Centers of Excellence, as well as commercial applications for military, maritime and environmental interests such as Old Dominion University's Center for BioElectrics. The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute is the largest facility in the world for proton treatment of cancer. Eastern Virginia Medical School accomodates private users for the high tech simulation classroom center. Their Robotics program is a joint program with ODU.

According to the Southeastern Virginia Biomedical Technology Partnership our region’s growing Bioscience Research and Development Base has over $150 million/year in funding & 35 companies

Medical Resources in the Hampton Roads Area

EVMS Research Centers and Institutes




Hampton University



Bio Video


The Cave at ODU - Avatar 3-D Modeling and Simulation with EVMS from Eastern Virginia Medical School on Vimeo.

Norfolk Department of Economic Development Mission

Generate wealth for the City of Norfolk through business expansion, enhancement, and new business development complementary to our neighborhoods.

Contact Info

(757) 664-4338
500 East Main Street
Suite 1500
Norfolk, VA 23510

Staff Details

Chuck Rigney
Director of Economic Development

Newsletter sign-up

Sign up for Norfolk Development E-news