Florida isn’t often thought of as a manufacturing hub, much less a high-tech medical manufacturing Mecca. A new report counters that belief, showing Florida is a major player nationally in making health care devices and related work.
Florida is where life science innovation thrives
1st for university research parks in the U.S.
2nd largest medical device manufacturing industry
4th in clinical trials initiated among states
1st for high-tech employment in the Southeast U.S.
2nd largest pharmaceuticals manufacturing industry
5th largest biotech R&D industry
Florida's workforce supports a growing life sciences industry
More than 32,000 professionals work in the state's biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries, and an annual increase in STEM graduates means the industry has a healthy outlook.
A Healthy State for Life Sciences
Florida is the nation's No. 2 medical device and pharma manufacturing state
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