Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) opened the Florida Pavilion this week at MEDICA, the world’s largest medical trade show. Florida is represented by a record number of Florida-based companies, and this year also marks the 30th consecutive year Florida has attended the show.
“We are so appreciative of the companies that are joining EFI at MEDICA this year,” said Joe York, Vice-Chairman of Enterprise Florida’s Board of Directors. “Events like MEDICA help Florida’s small and medium-sized businesses expand internationally and showcase their products and services to the life science industry. I wish the companies attending MEDICA great success this week.”
Last year, Florida companies that attended MEDICA reported more than $122 million in sales following the show.
Florida companies exhibiting in the Florida Pavilion this year are included below.*
Airon Corporation – Melbourne
Aspen Laser Systems – West Palm Beach
Atlas Specialty Lighting – Hialeah
Excite Medical – Tampa
Gaumard – Miami
Genadyne Biotechnologies – Fort Lauderdale
Genicon – Winter Park
GeoSurgical, LLC – Clearwater
Gulf Fiberoptics – Oldsmar
Infinium – Largo
Kollsut-USA – North Miami Beach
Medas, Inc. – Miami
MediSono – Miami
Métier Medical Limited – Ponte Vedra Beach
MediCapture, Inc. – Stuart
Mercury Medical – Clearwater
Orthomerica – Orlando
Pegasus Medical Concepts Inc. – Lakeland
Seal Shield – Orlando
Sharn Inc. – Tampa
Sunoptic Technologies – Jacksonville
Tapmedic – Jacksonville
US DEFIB Medical Technologies – Medley
Nearly 30,000 Floridians work in biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and medical device manufacturing industries. Florida boasts the 2nd largest medical device manufacturing and 2nd largest pharmaceuticals manufacturing industries in the United States.
Florida is a leader in workforce for the health and medical industry. Florida’s schools, community colleges, and universities are among the nation’s top producers of STEM graduates. In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida the No. 1 state for higher education for the second consecutive year.
EFI maintains an extensive schedule of overseas trade missions and exhibitions worldwide. Last year, merchandise trade valued at $147.7 billion flowed through Florida’s ports with Florida-origin exports reaching $55 billion. Florida exported more goods than 190 countries in 2017, making the state one of the world’s leaders in international trade.
*An additional 26 Florida companies coordinating with EFI are exhibiting at MEDICA as well.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses. EFI launched “Florida | The Future is Here” to promote the state as the nation’s premier business destination.