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Life Sciences South Florida

Drawing inspiration from successful regional economic development clusters such as the Florida High Tech Corridor in Central Florida, Silicon Valley in California and the Research Triangle in North Carolina, Life Sciences South Florida (LSSF) aims to establish an industry cluster in South Florida focused on life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and information technology.

LSSF works to link the innovation economy that comes of this industry cluster with the further development and enhancement of K-20 STEM education and regional talent development. Ultimately, the result of this undertaking will help accelerate research advances in the fields of science and technology, and further support an economy of innovation in South Florida.

LSSF Executive Committee members include leaders of the top educational, economic development and research institutions in the region:

  • Florida International University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • University of Miami
  • Barry University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Miami Dade College
  • Broward College
  • Palm Beach State College
  • The Beacon Council
  • Business Development Board of Palm Beach County
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
  • Florida Atlantic Research Park
  • University of Miami Life Sciences and Technology Park
  • Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies

By utilizing our collective assets and collaborating with regional, state, national and international governments, industries and communities, we promote innovation, investment, entrepreneurship and economic growth in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and information technology to promote high-tech and high-paying jobs. 

Visit Life Sciences South Florida for more information.

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