As health care has progressed, so has the Technology and application of medical devices. The global medical device industry was valued at $456.9 billion in 2020, according to Wolters Kluwer, and is predicted to continue increasing consistently for the foreseeable future. One of the important geographies in the expansion of medical device manufacturing has been Jacksonville. Northeast Florida has long been renowned as a hotbed of health-care innovation, opportunity, and leadership.
One of three Mayo Clinics, an MD Anderson Cancer Center, the UF Proton Therapy Institute, and cutting-edge health-care-related enterprises such as Medtronic, McKesson, Availity, and others are all located in the region. To satisfy the needs of the region’s population growth and collective progress of patient care, hospital systems have invested more than $1.7 billion in facility and service expansion in recent years.
The training facility, which includes a bio-skills laboratory on campus, is created for an innovative exchange of ideas among physicians, engineers, and other staff. Johnson & Johnson Vision, one of Jacksonville’s top employers, has added 100 additional jobs to its Jacksonville-based divisional headquarters, bringing the total number of employees to 1,800. This has bolstered Northeast Florida’s life sciences industry’s supremacy.