NAICS Code Description

541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

This U.S. Industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in conducting research and experimental development (except biotechnology research and experimental development) in the physical, engineering, and life sciences, such as agriculture, electronics, environmental, biology, botany, computers, chemistry, food, fisheries, forests, geology, health, mathematics, medicine, oceanography, pharmacy, physics, veterinary and other allied subjects.
Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Providing physical, chemical, or other analytical testing services (except medical or veterinary)--are classified in Industry 541380, Testing Laboratories;
  • Providing medical laboratory testing for humans--are classified in U.S. Industry 621511, Medical Laboratories;
  • Conducting research and experimental development in biotechnology--are classified in U.S. Industry 541711, Research and Development in Biotechnology; and
  • Providing veterinary testing services--are classified in Industry 541940, Veterinary Services.
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541710   541712   541712   Agriculture research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Bacteriological research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Biology research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Botany research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Chemical research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Computer and related hardware research and development laboratories or services
541710   541712   541712   Dental research and development laboratories or services
541710   541712   541712   Electronic research and development laboratories or services
541710   541712   541712   Engineering research and development laboratories or services
541710   541712   541712   Entomological research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Environmental research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Experimental farms
541710   541712   541712   Fisheries research and development laboratories or services
541710   541712   541712   Food research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Forestry research and development laboratories or services
541710   541712   541712   Genetics research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Geological research and development laboratories or services
541710   541712   541712   Guided missile and space vehicle engine research and development
541710   541712   541712   Guided missile and space vehicle parts (except engines) research and development
541710   541712   541712   Health research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Industrial research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Life sciences research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Mathematics research and development laboratories or services
541710   541712   541712   Medical research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Observatories, research institutions
541710   541712   541712   Oceanographic research and development laboratories or services
541710   541712   541712   Photonics research and development services
541710   541712   541712   Physical science research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)
541710   541712   541712   Physics research and development laboratories or services
541710   541712   541712   Veterinary research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology research and development)

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