The land of recreation and Healthcare Innovation

Renowned for its collaborative and entrepreneurial environment anchored in state-of-the-art educational and research facilities, Orlando’s life sciences industry is home to groundbreaking medical advances that combat our most pressing health issues. Anchored by large health systems AdventHealth and Orlando Health, both headquartered in Orlando, an ecosystem of healthcare research and innovation is thriving in the region.

  • 6 of the 50 Largest U.S. Hospitals (by Number of Beds) within a 2-Hour Drive

    Becker’s Hospital Review, 2023

  • 2 Large Health Systems Providing Birth to Death Care Headquartered Here

  • 116,000 Employed in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Sector

    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics via Lightcast, Q3 2022

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Casey Evans

Senior Director, Economic Development

Known for the companIes we keep

Orlando is the innovation hub of choice for leading life sciences companies in Florida. From digital health and healthcare simulation to sports and wellness, research and development efforts across Orlando’s life sciences industry is straight out of Tomorrowland.


Company: AdventHealth

Phone: (407) 357-1000

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CVS Caremark

CVS caremark is a pharmacy benefits manager owned by CVS Health.

Company: CVS Caremark

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

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Kroger Specialty Pharmacy

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

Company: Kroger Specialty Pharmacy

Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences and Healthcare

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HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare is an American for-profit operator of health care facilities that was founded in 1968.

Company: HCA Healthcare

Industry: Healthcare Delivery

Company Size (Employees): 10000-50000

Nemours Children’s Health System

Nemours is a children’s hospital.

Company: Nemours Children’s Health System

Industry: Healthcare Delivery

Company Size (Employees): 1000-5000

Rotech Healthcare

Headquartered in Orlando, Rotech helps patients manage treatment at home by providing a comprehensive offering of home medical equipment and…

Company: Rotech Healthcare

Industry: Life Sciences and Healthcare

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Orlando Health

Company: Orlando Health

Phone: (321) 843-7000

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Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy

 Walgreens is an American company pharmacy store chain.

Company: Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Company Size (Employees): 1000-5000

“There may be no other place in the world like Orlando when it comes to life sciences, biotechnology and healthcare. There is a tremendous convergence of opportunities due to our community’s imagination…”

– Lars Houmann

COO, AdventHealth

It’s a Smart world After All

Healthcare companies in Orlando draw upon a strong pipeline of talent at five area universities offering degree programs in various disciplines of the life sciences.

University of Central Florida

UCF’s innovative program uses high-tech learning tools to educate young doctors and scientists in a new and better way for the 21st century.

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


Lake-Sumter State College

An accelerated academic program the explores careers in the STEM and health sciences through hands-on activities and early exposure to college courses.

Health Sciences Collegiate Academy

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

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

Some people think we’re just a tourist town. Meanwhile, life sciences companies in Orlando are busy leading the nation in advanced medical research at nationally ranked R&D and innovation facilities.

on the forefront of Sports & Wellness

A growing sports and wellness innovation district lures top life science and healthcare companies to Orlando to work alongside sports science and athletic and personal performance researchers.

Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

The Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute’s new $18 million global headquarters houses a multidisciplinary training center that serves as a global research and development hub.

United States Tennis Association’s “New Home of American Tennis”

The United States Tennis Association’s “New Home of American Tennis” is the largest and most technologically advanced performance-improvement center of its kind in the U.S.

National Training Center

The state-of-the-art sports and fitness facility in Clermont, Florida is a warm-weather training destination for hundreds of high school, collegiate, professional and amateur athletes from around the country and the world.

UCF Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science

The institute includes more than 16,000 square feet of facilities with numerous basic, applied clinical, and community research laboratories.

AdventHealth Orlando AI Command Center

AdventHealth Orlando is building its hospital’s “digital twin” to predict disease outbreaks before they happen.

Veterans Health Administration’s SimLEARN

VHA’s SimLEARN creates data-driven simulations to train health providers serving the world’s largest integrated healthcare system.

HOME to INNOVATION and Digital Health

Orlando’s cutting-edge healthcare cluster is defining the future of digital health.

Major Developments

It’s more than fun and games – there’s serious research and development happening here. From pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to digital health and medical technology, Orlando’s cluster of innovation assets are the primary reason we’re a leading location for life sciences companies in Florida and the nation.

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

Home to KPMG’s global training center, USTA’s National Campus and Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute, Lake Nona is a premier destination for human performance and wellness-driven technology 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.

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.

Orlando. Unbelievably real.

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