Life Sciences & Healthcare
Since the 1950s, Miami-Dade’s entrepreneurial climate has nurtured successful biomedical, medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Today, Miami-Dade is home to industry leaders such as Beckman Coulter, BD Biosciences, Cordis (a Johnson & Johnson Company) and Merck.
A major new asset for the region is the University of Miami's Life Science Park, a catalyst that will bring faculty, scientists, students and entrepreneurs together to encourage collaboration and innovation. Located in Miami’s Health District, which includes the University’s Miller School of Medicine, six hospitals and numerous specialty care centers, the park will eventually encompass up to 2 million square feet dedicated to supporting this sector. Florida International University's College of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering program, as well as Miami Dade College's life science education programs contribute to the region's workforce and research capabilities.