Life Sciences

Life Sciences &

Health Care

Over 3,000 life sciences and health care companies employing more than 62,100 workers operate in Tampa and Hillsborough County. Additionally, 14 percent of Florida’s biotech companies and 22 percent of the state’s pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing workforce call the area home.


Life Sciences

Tampa and Hillsborough County are at the epicenter of medical innovation in a health care industry striving for transformation amid disruption. Revolutionary breakthroughs in research, simulation, and personalized medicine led by the work of both public institutions and private companies throughout Hillsborough County are changing the DNA of health care.


Moffitt Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, has become nationally known for its Total Cancer Care model, which combines elements of personalized medicine and access to clinical trials with traditional cancer care. M2Gen, a Moffitt spin-off, has led the creation of the world’s largest repository of cancer-focused clinical and molecular data.


CAMLS, a $38 million facility in downtown Tampa, is on the fast track of becoming the national model for improving medical training and patient safety through technology. USF is building its new medical school in downtown Tampa, bringing it closer to its teaching hospital partner, Tampa General Hospital, the #2 ranked hospital in Florida, by U.S. News & World Report.


In early 2017, Amgen, a global biotechnology leader, announced plans to locate its Capability Center in Tampa, adding 450 new jobs. The arrival of Amgen, preceded by biopharmaceutical pioneers Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson before them, has been transformative for the Tampa region.


Find out why Amgen chose Tampa for its Capability Center after an exhaustive selection process that started with every MSA in the U.S.



Click here to view our Life Sciences Industry Overview


Supporting the growing life sciences industry in Tampa Bay are a number of trade associations and councils.
Tampa Bay Research Council
USF National Academy of Inventors



Life Sciences


For more information on the
Life Sciences industry in Tampa
and Hillsborough County,
please contact Steve Morey,
Vice President, Business Development
at 813.518.2630 or