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.

Top Employers in Life Sciences & Healthcare

  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • BD Biosciences
  • Beckman Coulter
  • CareCloud Corporation
  • Cordis Corporation
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Merck & Co Inc.
  • Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Select Regional and Latin American Headquarters

  • ERBA Diagnostics
  • Grunenthal Latin America
  • Medtronic Latin America
  • Novartis Latin America
  • OPKO Health, Inc.
  • Terumo Latin America

Daniel S. Coriat, public affairs and communications head, Novartis, tells why the company is based here. 


What Industry Leaders Are Saying

“Miami-Dade County, with its spirit of public-private partnership, skilled workforce and infrastructure, is an ideal location for BD to grow this important part of our business.”

“Miami offers many opportunities to pursue our vision. The move also will make it more convenient for our research and development team, who all reside in Miami.”