NAICS Code Description



541715 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)

Top Businesses by Annual Sales for 541715 – Click for Complete Profiles:

Iqvia Holdings IncInventiv Health Inc
Battelle Memorial InstituteResearch Fndtion For The State
Syneos Health IncUniversity of Txas Sthwstern M
Charles River Labs Intl IncJohns Hpkins Univ Applied Phys
Incyte CorporationGeneral Atomic Tech Corp

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in conducting research and experimental development (except nanotechnology and 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--

  • Conducting research and experimental development in nanotechnology--are classified in U.S. Industry 541713, Research and Development in Nanotechnology;
  • Conducting research and experimental development in biotechnology (except nanobiotechnology)--are classified in U.S. Industry 541714, Research and Development in Biotechnology (except Nanobiotechnology);
  • Providing physical, chemical, or other analytical testing services (except medical or veterinary), such as acoustics or vibration testing, calibration testing, electrical and electronic testing, geotechnical testing, mechanical testing, nondestructive testing, or thermal testing--are classified in Industry 541380, Testing Laboratories and Services;
  • Creating and developing industrial designs and specifications that optimize the use, value, and appearance of automobiles, furniture, and other products--are classified in Industry 541420, Industrial Design Services;
  • Providing veterinary testing services--are classified in Industry 541940, Veterinary Services;
  • Providing medical laboratory testing for humans--are classified in U.S. Industry 621511, Medical Laboratories;
  • Raising funds for health related research--are classified in U.S. Industry 813212, Voluntary Health Organizations; and
  • Laboratory animal production (e.g., guinea pigs, mice, rats)--are classified in Industry 112990, All Other Animal Production.
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Index Entries for 541715
541712541712541715541715Aerospace research and development (except prototype production)
541712541712541715541715Agriculture research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541715Artificial intelligence research and development laboratories or services
541712541712541715541715Bacteriological research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Biology research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Botany research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Chemical research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Computer and related hardware research and development laboratories or services (except nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Dental research and development laboratories or services
541712541712541715541715Electronic research and development laboratories or services (except nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Engineering research and development laboratories or services (except nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Entomological research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Environmental research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Experimental farms
541712541712541715541715Fisheries research and development laboratories or services
541712541712541715541715Food research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Forestry research and development laboratories or services
541712541712541715541715Genetics research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Geological research and development laboratories or services (except nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Guided missile and space vehicle engine research and development
541712541712541715541715Guided missile and space vehicle parts (except engines) research and development
541712541712541715541715Health research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Industrial research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Life sciences research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Mathematics research and development laboratories or services
541712541712541715541715Medical research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Observatories, research institutions
541712541712541715541715Oceanographic research and development laboratories or services
541712541712541715541715Photonics research and development services (except nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Physical science research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)
541712541712541715541715Physics research and development laboratories or services (except nanotechnology research and development)
541715Robotics research and development laboratories or services
541712541712541715541715Veterinary research and development laboratories or services (except biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development)