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Mapping the top U.S. medical manufacturing hubs

Norbert Sparrow

April 10, 2016

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Mapping the top U.S. medical manufacturing hubs

California repeatedly tops polls as one of the most business-unfriendly states, but that hasn’t given the medical technology industry pause. In a recent white paper, “The Top 10 Medtech States,” published by sister brand Qmed, the Golden State ranks first in the nation, “boasting more medical device companies and workers—by far—than any other [state]” write Qmed editors Brian Buntz and Chris Newmarker.

By any measure, California is a medtech powerhouse. The combined life science industry employs more people than any other industry in the state with the exception of computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing, according to a report from PwC, cited by Buntz and Newmarker. And with California-based Apple and Google dipping their big toes in the medtech space, that slice of the pie can only grow.

The state is home to multiple medtech hubs, including Orange County, Los Angeles, the San Diego region and Silicon Valley, each with its specialization. “Looking at it differently,” write Buntz and Newmarker, “all of Southern California from the coast to the Arizona state line is a life sciences hub, as is the entire Bay area coupled with Sacramento.”

As for the rest of the rankings, you might discover a few surprises in this well-researched and informative document. See for yourself by downloading it free of charge (registration required) from the Qmed website.

About the Author(s)

Norbert Sparrow

Editor in chief of PlasticsToday since 2015, Norbert Sparrow has more than 30 years of editorial experience in business-to-business media. He studied journalism at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes du Journalisme in Strasbourg, France, where he earned a master's degree.


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