4. FloridaPrevious ranking: 4
Medical device industry employment (2019): 23,015
Medical device industry establishments (2019): 1,261
Major medical device company headquarters (2019): 1
Medical device patents (2019): 204
Medical device VC investments (2019): $43M
Medical device VC deals (2019): 2
Best States for Business ranking (2019): 5
Florida is among the top states when it comes to the number of FDA-registered medical device manufacturing facilities, according to the public-private partnership Enterprise Florida. The majority of companies are located along the Interstate 4 corridor in Central Florida, in the Jacksonville area and in South Florida.
Biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies with presences in the state include Actavis, Arthrex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Noven and Steripak.
Medtronic Surgical Technologies is based in Jacksonville, and RTI Surgical is headquartered in Alachua.
Notable medical device industry suppliers
MicroLumen (Oldsmar) is an international manufacturer of polyimide medical and surgical tubing.
German medical materials company Raumedic has its U.S. headquarters in Mills River, N.C.
Spectrum Plastics Group, headquartered next door in Alpharetta, Ga., develops and makes specialty medical plastic products.
Zeus, a major innovator in the medical tubing space, is headquartered to the north in Orangeburg, S.C.
Polyzen (Apex, N.C.) provides offers a wide array of material formulations and processing technologies.