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The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the official Federal government system for classifying establishments and their activities into the appropriate sectors. The NAICS is based on the production processes of firms and categorizing them into groups with other business establishments engaged in the same or similar activities.

Agriculture Feedstock & Chemicals

NAICS Code NAICS Description
311221 Wet corn milling
311222 Soybean processing
311223 Other oilseed processing
325193 Ethyl alcohol manufacturing
325199 All other basic organic chemical manufacturing
325221 Cellulosic organic fiber manufacturing
325311 Nitrogenous fertilizer manufacturing
325312 Phosphatic fertilizer manufacturing
325314 Fertilizer (mixing only) manufacturing
325320 Pesticide and other agricultural chemical mfg.

Drugs & Pharmaceuticals

NAICS Code NAICS Description
325411 Medicinal and botanical manufacturing
325412 Pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing
325413 In-vitro diagnostic substance manufacturing
325414 Other biological product manufacturing

Medical Devices & Equipment

NAICS Code NAICS Description
334510 Electromedical apparatus manufacturing
334516 Analytical laboratory instrument manufacturing
334517 Irradiation apparatus manufacturing
339111 Laboratory apparatus and furniture manufacturing
339112 Surgical and medical instrument manufacturing
339113 Surgical appliance and supplies manufacturing
339114 Dental equipment and supplies manufacturing
339115 Ophthalmic goods manufacturing
339116 Dental laboratories

Research, Testing, & Medical Laboratories

NAICS Code NAICS Description
541380* Testing laboratories
541710*   Physical, engineering, and biological research
621511 Medical laboratories
621512 Diagnostic imaging centers

*Includes only the portion of these industries engaged in relevant biological or
other life sciences activities.

Source: Battelle