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.



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


  • .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

In The News

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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Orlando’s innovative healthcare system has gained another advanced treatment center with Orlando Health’s opening of the Marjorie and Leonard Williams Center for Proton Therapy. Proton Therapy uses proton beams to precisely treat tumors and spare surrounding tissue. This method treats brain, spine, prostate, lung, breast, gastrointestinal, head and neck cancer in adult and pediatric patients.

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