Florida is slowly emerging as one of the top life sciences hubs, especially in biotechnology.
Florida also boasts world-class institutions that drive its industry, ranking highly as some of the best producers of STEM graduates in the US.
In this article, we’ll look at the biggest biotech companies in Florida, and talk about what they offer employees and the types of innovations they’re at the forefront of.
Biggest Biotech Companies in Florida
Medtronic is an Irish-American biotech company that is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland but has several locations across the US including Florida. The company is involved in creating medical solutions (products and technology) that address a wide variety of healthcare problems, employing over 90,000 people company-wide.
Medtronic’s organizational culture is geared towards prioritizing the community environment while at the same time promoting an environment of inclusivity. The overall company objective is to improve patients’ access to quality health care.
Medtronic is likely to hire people with technical expertise in the following areas:
- Data science
- Hardware engineering
- Software engineering
- Firmware engineering
- Quality engineering
They have offices in Jacksonville, Melbourne, and Deerfield Beach in Florida. You can find out more about job opportunities at Medtronic by visiting their Careers Page.
Medtronic’s net income is projected to be $3.6B annually.
- Address: 914 Palmetto Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
- Website: medtronic.com
2. Genesis Biotechnology Group
Genesis Biotechnology Group comprises a number of corporate entities that are vertically integrated to form GBC. The company specializes in the manufacture of a number of pharmaceutical products such as diagnostic assays and the development of novel drugs. The companies that form GBC are in the fields of biochemistry, nano & biophysics, molecular biology, genome research, and computer science.
They recruit primarily in Tampa, FL, in positions such as Cytotechnologist, lab accessioner, certified medical technologist, and preventative maintenance technician.
The company has a workforce of between 500 and 1000 employees who enjoy benefits such as:
- Medical insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Paid sick leave
Its annual revenue is estimated to be around $359M with an employee count of over 180 nationwide.
- Website: genesisbiotechgroup.com
- Contact: 877-269-0090
IQVIA is a biotech company founded in 1954 that has a presence in a number of countries and states. Florida biotech sites include Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami, and Tampa.
The company combines data science, domain expertise, and technology to develop innovative solutions in the health care field. The company culture is geared towards collaboration and professional development.
IQVIA is a pioneer organization in biotechnology and is likely to hire people who are professionally trained in the following areas:
- Project management
- Contract analysis
- Market research
- Health IT
- Clinical data management
- Pharmaceutical sales
Check out IQVIA’s Careers page for employment opportunities.
- Website: iqvia.com
4. Zimmer Biomet
Zimmer Biomet is headquartered in Warsaw, Poland but has a presence in several locations in the US including in Jacksonville and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Zimmer Biomet specializes in orthopedic products that improve and enhance access to orthopedic care. One of the core objectives of the company is to
develop innovative orthopedic solutions that are safe and cost-effective for the end user.
The company has a workforce of over 10,000 employees across different locations.
Company benefits include:
- Health insurance
- Health & wellness incentives
- Paid time off
- Holiday time off
- Flexible working hours
- Well-being programs and initiatives
Zimmer’s annual revenue is projected to be approx. $7.8B, increasing up to 15 percent year-on-year.
- Address: 1520 Tradeport Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32218
- Website: zimmerbiomet.com
Based out of Fort Lauderdale, Dexcom is a leading biotech and pharmaceutical company specializing in glucose-monitoring technology used by diabetic patients.
An employer of over 7.000, Dexcom’s technology helps people with diabetes monitor their glucose levels. This is done by inserting small sensors into the patient’s body. These sensors measure the glucose level and transmit the results to a mobile device in real-time.
The company’s operation is based on four core values: listening, integrity, reliability, and innovation. Projected revenue is over $1B annually.
Employees at Dexcom enjoy among other benefits:
- Health insurance
- Fitness subsidies
- Flexible spending account (FSA)
- Company equity
- Performance bonuses
- Parental leave
The Careers Page here provides more info.
- Address: 5555 Anglers Ave #16a, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
- Website: dexcom.com
Ultragenyx is a global biopharmaceutical company (with a center in Miami) that specializes in researching and developing treatments for people suffering from ultra-rare genetic conditions. This company’s core initiative is geared toward improving the lives of patients with rare genetic diseases.
Ultragenyx is able to achieve all this through information access, educational initiatives, and patient advocacy.
Employees in the company enjoy benefits such as:
- Paid employee leave
- Medical insurance
- Dental and vision insurance
- A stock purchase plan
- Paid volunteer time
- Employee assistance program
Ultragenyx’s Miami center is estimated to employ 50-100 people, while the company’s annual revenue is an estimated $351.4M annually.
- Address: 5201 Blue Lagoon Dr 9th floor, Miami, FL 33126
- Website: ultragenyx.com
7. Beckman Coulter Inc.
Beckman Coulter Inc. was established in 1935 and is one of the most prominent biotech companies in the US with over 11,000 global associates. Their estimated revenue is projected at $3.7B annually.
While the company is headquartered in California, it has offices in Florida where biotech professionals can pursue their career goals.
Beckman Coulter Inc. specializes in creating products that simplify biomedical testing. Some of their key products focus on improving the ease of access to diagnostic information by medical professionals.
Employees at the company enjoy:
- Flexible working hours
- Remote working
- Flexible spending account
- Family medical leave
- Mental health services
- Diversity program
Start your job search with them on this page. The average salary at the company ranges from $65,000-$130,000 per year.
- Address: 1800 SW 147th Ave, Miami, FL 33196i, FL 33127
- Website: beckmancoulter.com
- Contact: 305-380-3800
8. Veru Healthcare
Veru Healthcare, also known as Veru Inc., is headquartered in Miami, FL, and specializes in developing specialty drugs focused on patients with
breast and prostate cancers, and, more recently, Covid-19.
The company has other international locations in both England and Malaysia, growing substantially after its founding in Wisconsin in 1971.
Some of the potential roles at Veru Healthcare include research and development, manufacturing, human resource management, and engineering.
Employees at the company report flexible working hours and complementary medical insurance
Veru is traded on the NASDAQ and is welcome to investors (they provide key investment information here). They are estimated to have between 200-500 employees with annual revenue up to $100M.
- Address: 2916 North Miami Ave, Suite 1000, Miami, FL 33127
- Website: verupharma.com
- Contact: 305-509-6897
TissueTech, now rebranded as BioTissue, is headquartered in Miami and just like its name suggests, specializes in using tissue membranes to develop regenerative treatments.
Founded in 2001, the company’s product lines include amniotic membrane and umbilical cord-based tissue and device products. They boast mentions in 380 clinical publications, have spent 36 years in research and development, and helped provide materials for 680,000 transplants.
They are estimated to have around 200-500 employees who experience an organizational culture that focuses on the need for work-life balance.
Benefits offered include paid holidays, paid time off, health insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Investors include EW Healthcare Partners. Ballast Point Ventures, and River Cities Capital Funds.
- Address: 7300 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 700, Miami, FL 33126
- Website: biotissue.com
- Contact: 786-817-6690
Born and raised in the UK, Will went into medicine late (31) after a career in journalism. He’s into football (soccer), learned Spanish after 5 years in Spain, and has had his work published all over the web. Read more.