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Biotech Innovation

Orlando’s abundance of pharmaceutical companies distribute 70 percent of the country’s specialty drugs. Several biotech companies have moved to the area as the region attracts additional healthcare providers and payers. Plus, the region is home to the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida’s nationally ranked Pharm.D. program.

  • 525 BioPharma Establishments in Florida

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    No. 3 Highest Number of Active Clinical Trials in U.S. – Florida

Known for the companIes we keep

Featured Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals Companies

80 percent of workers in Orlando are employed outside of the leisure and hospitality industry. We’re a little more scientific than you might think.


aetna Specialty Pharmacy is located in Orlando


Company: aetna

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

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AmerisourceBergen Corporation

AmerisourceBergen Corporation is an American drug wholesale company.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Company: AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences and Healthcare

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CuraScript SD

Anchored by Express Scripts, CuraScript SD offers healthcare providers access to essential therapies and business solutions to enhance practice efficiency,…

CuraScript SD

Company: CuraScript SD

Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences and Healthcare

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CVS Health

CVS Pharmacy is an American healthcare company that owns CVS Pharmacy, a retail pharmacy chain, CVS Caremark, a pharmacy benefits…

CVS Health

Company: CVS Health

Industry: Healthcare Delivery

Company Size (Employees): 1000-5000

Kroger Specialty Pharmacy

Kroger Specialty Pharmacy is a nationwide Clinical Pharmacy dedicated to serving patients with chronic illnesses requiring complex care.

Kroger Specialty Pharmacy

Company: Kroger Specialty Pharmacy

Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences and Healthcare

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Publix Super Markets

Publix Super Markets is an employee-owned, American supermarket chain. 

Publix Super Markets

Company: Publix Super Markets

Industry: Professional and Business Services

Company Size (Employees): 10000-50000

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy

 Walgreens is an American company pharmacy store chain.

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy

Company: Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Company Size (Employees): 1000-5000


Headquartered in Orlando, XYMOGEN is a nutritional supplement manufacturer.


Company: XYMOGEN

Industry: Biotechnology, Life Sciences and Healthcare

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“If anyone wanted to start a specialty pharmacy, Orlando would be the ideal place because there are so many employees and executives already trained who know what they’re doing here….”

– Dom Meffe

CEO, Kroger Specialty Pharmaceuticals

It’s a Smart world

After All

Altogether more than 900 future pharmacists and PharmD practitioners graduate from Florida universities annually. Notably, the state’s flagship UF College of Pharmacy at the Research and Academic Center in Orlando has over 200 students enrolled and admits 60 new students a year.

University of Central Florida

An innovative program uses high-tech learning tools and a pioneering spirit to educate doctors and scientists in 21st century medicine.

College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Health Professions and Sciences

College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida (UF)

120+ full-time faculty serve in clinical, educational and research roles at campuses in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando in Lake Nona.

Lake Nona campus

Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College is poised to meet the scientific challenges of the 21st century with its new, state-of-the-art biology labs and small class sizes.

Biological Sciences

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Stetson University

Stetson University offers 4 distinct undergraduate degree(s), concentrated into 3 major(s) within the field of Biological & Biomedical Sciences.

Department of Biology

Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center

The Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center was recognized as a state-designated Cancer Center of Excellence by the Florida Department of Health.

UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center

UCF is building a state-of-the-art teaching hospital in partnership with HCA Healthcare and a new research center called the UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center.

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Over 15,000 surgeons travel to Central Florida each year to train on new surgical robotic technology at the AdventHealth Nicholson Center.

University of Florida (UF) Research and Academic Center

The UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona is an 110,000 square foot LEED platinum certified building carrying out basic, clinical and translational research in drug discovery and development.

HOME to recreation and

Research & Development

While some people are busy thinking Orlando is just a tourist town, Orlando is busy leading the nation in advanced medical and life sciences research at nationally ranked R&D and innovation facilities.

Major Developments

It’s more than fun and games – there’s serious research and development happening here.

AdventHealth Village

AdventHealth’s Health Village is a 172-acre mixed-use transit-oriented development complete with housing and rail, life science research centers, a hospital cluster and an upcoming hub of growing new companies.

Lake Nona

Lake Nona Medical City is a premier location for medical care, research and education. Lake Nona’s cluster was built based on the proven theory that health care and life sciences facilities in close proximity to one another will accelerate innovation. Lake Nona has become home to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, universities, research institutions, and health and life sciences companies.

An Ecosystem of Support & Innovation

Orlando Health committed $20 million for innovation under its venture fund. Plus, a consortium of universities and private investment called IQ Florida provides focused resources including capital.

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AdventHealth University

AdventHealth University’s Orlando campus offers hands-on learning in a real-world environment.

GuideWell Innovation Center

GuideWell Innovation Center is home to a diverse community of startups and scaleups, and provides programs to serve health and wellness innovators.

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Call her today: 407.902.2411

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