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Florida is one of the fastest growing bioscience regions in the world. With a strong base of biotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceutical companies, world-class research universities and some of the leading non-profit research institutes in the world, Florida has built a resource base to be a top bioscience destination.

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Florida Quick Facts:

Total Bioscience Industry Establishments, 2018: 6,198 - Quintile: I*

NIH Funding, FY 2017: $649,938 - Quintile II*

Bioscience Venture Capital Investments, 2014 - 2017 ($ millions): $903.72 - Quintile II*

Bioscience and Related Patents, 2014 - 2017: 5,100 - Quintile I*

Drugs/Pharmaceutical Establishments, 2016: 290

Medical Device & Equipment Establishments, 2016: 662

Direct Output per Direct Employee, 2016: $399,581 - Florida Biopharmaceutical Sector

Direct Output per Direct Employee, 2016: $137,035 - Florida Economy Overall

Average Compensation per Direct Employee, 2016: $80,553 - Florida Biopharmaceutical Sector

Average Compensation per Direct Employee, 2016: $46,570 - Florida Economy Overall

Economic Output in Florida: $31.2B ($11.9B Direct & $19.3B Indirect)

Economic output represents the value of the goods and services produced by a sector. In 2014 the biopharmaceutical sector directly generated $11.9 billion in economic output in Florida, and supported another $19.3 billion through its vendors and suppliers and through the economic activity of its workforce.

*State ranking figures for bioscience performance metrics are calculated as quintiles, where I = top quintile, III = middle quintile, and V = bottom quintile.

About BioFlorida

BioFlorida is the voice of Florida's life sciences industry, representing 6,700 establishments and research organizations in the BioPharma, MedTech, HealthIT & BioAg that collectively employ nearly 94,000 Floridians.