Life Sciences

Jacksonville Continues to Pave the Way for Medical Device Manufacturing Growth

Over the years, the Jacksonville region has solidified its reputation as a center for medical innovation. Home to some of the nation’s largest and most progressive health care systems, the region has become a magnet for leading medical device manufacturers seeking an optimal environment for growth and collaboration.

A study by KPMG projected the medical device manufacturing industry to grow at 5% per year, reaching nearly US$800 billion in annual sales globally by 2030. In response to the promising trajectory, several national and global medical device manufacturing companies have strategically chosen Northeast Florida as a destination to continue their advancement of operations:

  • Johnson & Johnson Vision, headquartered in Jacksonville, plays a pivotal role in enhancing the vision of millions by supplying over 2 billion contact lenses annually to people across the globe.
  • Medtronic, a leading medical device company, operates its Ear, Nose and Throat division from the region. Overseeing the entire process from ideation to manufacturing and distribution, Medtronic ENT also hosts more than 150 medical education labs annually, serving as a center of education and training for physicians worldwide.
  • Zimmer Biomet operates its Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) and Thoracic division from the region, overseeing the production of medical devices used to help neuro and thoracic surgeons provide specialized solutions tailored to their patient’s needs.
  • KLS Martin Group, a global supplier of surgical medical devices, has established their North American headquarters in Jacksonville to aid in the development and manufacturing of devices used in almost every surgical procedure.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, renowned for its analytical instruments and biotechnology services, strives to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer through research and operations.
  • Treace Medical Concepts, headquartered in Ponte Vedra, focuses on advancing the standard of care for the surgical management of bunion and related midfoot deformities.
  • Healogics, the nation’s leading provider of wound care, partners with more than 600 Wound Care Centers across the nation to treat over 300,000 patients each year. Having created one of the largest wound care databases in the world, the company’s goal is to further advance patient heal rates through evidence-based wound care treatments.

One of the main contributions for each of these organization’s continued growth and success is access to the region’s robust healthcare network. Home to one of only three Mayo Clinics, one of six Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Centers, the UF Proton Therapy Institute and Brooks Rehabilitation, Northeast Florida continues to solidify its standing as a premier destination for medical advancement.

In addition to a strong healthcare network, the Jacksonville region provides unparalleled logistical advantages, earning its title as America’s Logistics Center. With deep-water ports, interconnecting interstates, railroad spurs and an international airport system, the region offers medical device manufacturers global reach and speed to market. This strategic infrastructure not only facilitates efficient transportation of goods and services, but also reinforces Jacksonville as a hub for international trade and commerce, ensuring seamless connectivity to diverse markets worldwide.

As medical device manufacturers continue to innovate and develop new technologies to support physicians and patients worldwide, Northeast Florida is dedicated to providing the proper structures and resources to fuel their growth and success.