Orlando's life sciences and healthcare industry

Life Sciences & Healthcare

With one of the most rapidly evolving Life Sciences and Healthcare industries in the United States, Orlando has caught the attention of medical innovators and entrepreneurs around the globe.

Renowned for its collaborative and entrepreneurial environment anchored in state-of-the-art educational and research facilities, the Orlando region has become the ideal platform to launch groundbreaking medical advances that combat our most pressing health issues.

BY THE NUMBERS

FOCUS AREAS

  • Clinical Trials & Drug/Vaccine Research
  • Healthcare Delivery
  • Medical Devices & Diagnostics
  • Specialty Pharma & Pharmaceuticals
  • Sports Innovation & Performance

INDUSTRY LEADERS

  • .decimal
  • AcariaHealth Pharmacy
  • CuraScript
  • DaVita RX
  • Florida Blue
  • Kroger Specialty Pharmacy
  • Mazor Robotics
  • Prime Therapeutics
  • Publix Specialty Pharmacy
  • Sanofi Pasteur VaxDesign Corporation
  • Triad Isotopes
  • Xymogen

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Irma Stenman
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In The News

The Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute will expand its footprint in Orlando’s Lake Nona community with the construction of a new global headquarters. The $18 million state-of-the-art campus will house the Human Performance Institute's multidisciplinary training center and serve as the global hub for continuing research and development into science-based approaches to improve human energy capacity for performance, resilience and leadership. The company will create 25 new, high-wage jobs. Construction on the facility will be completed by the end of 2018.

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The New York Times recently published an in-depth article on the Orlando region’s growing reputation as a city of innovation and ingenuity. By highlighting Lake Nona and other regional developments, the article illustrates the impact these projects are having on the community’s quality of life and ability to attract high wage jobs to the region. 

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As the world’s capital of modeling, simulation and training, the Orlando region is often home to simulation facilities with unprecedented size and technological advancements. Recently, Orlando's Veterans Affairs Medical Center opened the nation’s largest VA medical simulation facility. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) SimLEARN National Simulation Center is the operational hub for coordination of all VA simulation-based clinical training. The 51,000-square-foot facility will serve as the epicenter of training for thousands of healthcare providers from across the U.S.

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