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Florida trails biotech leaders California and Massachusetts in many measures, but it has shown promise in some areas. How Florida ranked in a variety of indicators:

  • No. 6 in bioscience jobs in 2008 with 27,960.
  • No. 6 in bioscience college degrees in 2008 with 6,886.
  • No. 8 in bioscience patents 2004-09 with 3,141.
  • No. 11 in research and development spending in 2008 with $902 million.
  • No. 14 in bioscience venture capital 2004-09 with $810 million.
  • No. 4 among the 50 states in clinical trials in 2009 with 895.
  • No. 17 in National Institutes of Health grants in 2009 with $466 million.
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