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Life Sciences

• 2nd fastest growing biotech industry in the U.S.

• Nearly $1 billion invested in life sciences R&D annually by Florida universities

• World-renowned R&D institutes, including Scripps, Sanford-Burnham, Torrey Pines, VGTI and Max Planck

• 2nd U.S. state for FDA registered medical device manufacturing facilities and 5th for pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing businesses

• 6th for bioscience employment and bioscience higher education degrees awarded

In the News -
Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida
Port St. Lucie

» Research on vaccines/therapies for infectious diseases, cancer and chronic conditions such as HIV/AIDS and arthritis
» Construction of new $47 million, 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in growing bioscience cluster

The state of Florida, the city of Port St. Lucie and the community in general have provided tremendous support. With the growth of the life sciences industry, especially along the Research Coast, Florida also provided us with the opportunity to collaborate and build relationships with other premier research and academic institutes.” -- Jay Nelson