August 17, 2017
Life Sciences


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Life Sciences

| 9/22/2016

Florida Ranks...

  • More than $1 billion invested annually on life sciences R&D by Florida universities
  • 2nd among states for FDA-registered medical device manufacturing facilities
  • 3rd for pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing businesses
  • No. 4 in clinical trials initiated
  • 9 medical schools spread around Florida



B. Braun Medical – 10th largest global medical device manufacturer, opening its first Florida location in Daytona Beach; creating 175 jobs.

Johnson & Johnson – On track to create 500 jobs over three years at its newly opened North American shared services headquarters in Tampa.

Arthrex – Adding 560 jobs in Naples, and 350 jobs in Ave Maria as part of a 218,000-sq.-ft. expansion.

SMRxT – Relocating from New York to Orlando and creating 55 jobs.

Erchonia Corp. – Relocating from Texas to Melbourne, building a 20,000-sq.-ft. facility and creating 35 new jobs.

Zimmer Biomet – Expanding its dental division headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens with the addition of 178 jobs to a current staff of 473.

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