Four reasons why Florida is vital to the life sciences industry

1Industry Hubs

Jumpstart your next innovative venture in one of Florida’s thriving life sciences hubs.

Move over, Research Triangle. Florida is home to several growing life sciences hubs, including Lake Nona Medical City, UM Life Science and Technology Park, Florida Hospital Health Village and UF Innovation Hub. With the framework for cutting-edge research and manufacturing already in place, you’ll be up and running in no time.

2Market & Access

Success today requires global access.

Florida offers one of the most extensive transportation systems in the world, so you can reach your customers and suppliers anywhere, fast. Whether you’re serving Florida’s large market, the U.S., Latin America, or the globe, no other state can expand your reach like Florida.

3R&D Focus

Florida’s world-renowned R&D institutes place you at the heart of cutting-edge medicine.

Florida is home to leading research hospitals and institutes such as Scripps Florida, Sanford-Burnham, Torrey Pines, Draper Laboratory and more. Florida universities are equally dedicated to state-of-the-art research, investing more than $1 billion in life sciences R&D each year.

4Talent

Florida’s exceptional workforce will breathe new life into your organization.

Nothing is more important to a company’s success than its workforce. More than 27,000 Floridians work in Florida’s biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and medical device manufacturing industries, and our universities are among the nation’s top producers of STEM graduates. So while we’re helping you succeed with today’s talent, we’re also preparing tomorrow’s.

Focus

Florida offers a broad range of industry expertise to power your business.

46,000+Life Sciences
Establishments in Florida

Home to some of the biggest names in the field

  • Medtronic
  • Bausch And Lomb
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Johnson And Johnson
  • Steripack
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Actavis
  • Merck
  • Arthrex

Areas of Excellence

cover-brief-life-sciences-floridaFlorida is home to the nation’s #2 largest medical device manufacturing industry, #3 largest pharmaceuticals manufacturing industry, and #7 largest biotech R&D industry. All of that industry expertise, in a cost-competitive and welcoming state, means that Florida isn’t just ready for the future, we are the future.

WORLD CLASS TALENT

Nothing is more important to a company’s success than its workforce. More than 27,000 Floridians work in Florida’s biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and medical device manufacturing industries, and our universities are among the nation’s top producers of STEM graduates. So while we’re helping you succeed with today’s talent, we’re also preparing tomorrow’s.

MARKET & ACCESS

Success today requires global access. Florida offers one of the most extensive transportation systems in the world, so you can reach your customers and suppliers anywhere, fast. Whether you’re serving Florida’s large market, the U.S., Latin America, or the globe, no other state can expand your reach like Florida.

Why Florida?

With A Business-Friendly Environment And Large Industry Base, Florida Has The Prescription For Your Success.

Advantages For Life Sciences Companies in Florida

STEM Graduates

Industry Cluster

High-Tech Employment

Florida's Economy

Infrastructure Assets

Florida has a very robust life sciences community. Over 10% of the biotech companies within the country reside here in Florida. We’re very well connected throughout the state and Florida is a very large state so we have a lot of resources we can tap into. We have a great location in Gainesville, right next to the University of Florida, one of the top research institutions in the nation.

Sue Washer

President & CEO, AGTC

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