6. PennsylvaniaPrevious ranking: 6
Medical device industry employment (2019): 17,144
Medical device industry establishments (2019): 418
Major medical device company headquarters (2019): 2
Medical device patents (2019): 194
Medical device VC investments (2019): $185M
Medical device VC deals (2019): 9
Best States for Business ranking (2019): 27
Pennsylvania benefits from its proximity to major companies headquartered in New Jersey and New York. Take New Brunswick, N.J.–based Johnson & Johnson as an example. Its DePuy Synthes business has a number of operations based in West Chester, and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia was the first location for Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s JPOD business incubators.
Notable medical device industry suppliers
B. Braun’s OEM Division is an outsourcing partner for medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Fluortek (Easton) specializes in the creation of extrusions engineered to custom requirements and unique applications.
Johnson Matthey Medical Components is in West Chester.
Regulatory & Quality Solutions, also known as R&Q (Pittsburgh), provides regulatory and quality consulting and engineering for medical device and combination product companies.
Crescent Industries (New Freedom) offers 3D printing, 2D and 3D part design and mold design models, and 3D mold fill simulation and material for a wide variety of medical, dental and surgical devices.
John Evans’ Sons (Lansdale) provides medical equipment design consisting of computer monitors in fixed and mobile applications, dental x-ray equipment articulated arms as well as medical equipment drawer closing mechanisms.
Solar Atmospheres (Souderton) offers vacuum heat-treating services for implants, guide wires, stents, surgical tools, hypodermic tubing and device assemblies