Cleveland is home to a vibrant healthcare industry composed of recognized leaders and over 700 companies in medical products, therapeutics, services, clinical care, research and commercialization.
An ever-growing pipeline of funded startup companies demonstrates the vibrant biomedical environment in the region. Regional biomedical companies attract funding from venture capital, private equity, and strategic sources as well as state and federal grant programs. The rich pipeline has drawn the notice of larger strategic firms as shown in the increasing number of company exits in recent years.
Since 2002, the Cleveland region has seen:
The strength of Cleveland's biomedical industry can be seen in its clusters:
|Over 55 companies make Cleveland a global leader in medical imaging
||Cleveland is ranked #5 in neurotech healthcare and #6 for neurodevice companies*
|With more than 50 companies, Cleveland has long been a center for orthopedic technologies
||Cleveland provides businesses with the unique access to and collaboration with key cardiovascular leaders
Deriving from these clusters are newer sectors in biomaterials, health IT, biosensors, and regenerative medicine.
*NeuroInsights Industry Report
CRITICAL MASS & TALENT
Access to world-class research, clinical facilities, and personnel has allowed Cleveland's biomedical industry to grow from 300 companies in 2002 to over 700 companies in 2014.
- Medical device companies make up half of the total and include firms such as Philips, Hitachi, Steris, Invacare, Integra, Greatbatch, and GE.
- Biopharmaceutical companies including Ricerca, WIL Laboratories, and Affymetrix are all located in the region.
- Health IT companies such as Hyland Software, Radisphere, and LexiComp complete the picture.
WORLD-CLASS CLINICAL & RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS
Internationally recognized clinical and research institutions provide the platform for Cleveland's biomedical industry. These institutions conduct over $700 million in annual research and are nationally ranked in all medical specialty areas.
||SUMMA HEALTH SYSTEM
|#1 heart and heart surgery for 19 years in a row; #4 overall; Nationally ranked in 21 specialties, with top rankings in urology and nephrology*
||Nationally ranked in 9 specialties, including pulmonology and orthopedics*
||CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
|Nationally ranked in 21 specialties, including cancer, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and all pediatric areas*
||School of Medicine ranked Top 25 in research; Biomedical Engineering department ranked in Top 15*
These institutions have been awarded over $500 million in targeted funds for innovation in cardiovascular therapies, biomaterials, neurostimulation, medical imaging, and regenerative medicine.
*US News and World Report