Life sciences
obama gallery life sciences

While scientific research won't get much of a boost no matter who wins in November, Democrats are generally friendlier when it comes to funding for organizations like the National Institute of Health.

In fact, Romney's economic plan includes a 5% reduction on all non-security discretionary spending.

So with an Obama win, analysts expect that companies like Illumina (ILMN), Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO), and Life Technologies (LIFE), which generate a big chunk of their revenue from government-funded agencies like the NIH, will enjoy a healthy rise.

Source: Thinkstock
- Last updated September 21 2012 12:52 PM ET