The mission of iBIO Institute’s PROPEL Center is to increase the number and success rates of life sciences start-ups in Illinois.

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In 2016, PROPEL portfolio companies supported more than 1,280 jobs (both directly and indirectly), while raising a record-setting $80 million in new funding for the year.  Since joining PROPEL, our active companies have raised more than $265 million.   

Check out our 2015 Annual Report, "Go.  Grow." highlighting our achievements in fundraising for life sciences startups, education and job creation.  The 26-page 2015 Annual Report is available for download at: