Mazor Robotics Chooses Orlando For U.S. HQ

Dec 06, 2012 No Comments by

Christmas is coming early.

In August, word broke that Tel Aviv, Israel-based Mazor Robotics Ltd. was shopping Orlando as a potential U.S. headquarters.

And now it’s official: Mazor is coming to Orlando in January with 34 employees earning an average salary north of $80,000 per year; the company manufactures and sells robotic spinal surgery devices.

The company will occupy 15,000 square feet of space in the BioResearch Center, formerly known as the bioscience building, a $55 million, five-story, 150,000-square-foot building expecting to break ground in the first quarter of 2013. The building is part of Florida Hospital’s 172-acre development Health Village.

The company will also occupy 6,000 to 8,000 square feet of temporary space in downtown Orlando come January, said Christopher Prentice, vice president of global marketing for Mazor.

“This will really be a central point for our operations for America,” Prentice said. “We’re very excited about Orlando.”

Mazor will join already-announced BioResearch Center tenants Florida Hospital, which will move its thrombosis lab into 12,000 square-feet in the building, and San Diego, Calif.-based Profil Institute for Clinical Research Inc., which plans to bring up to 75 jobs as early as first-quarter 2013 to Health Village.

Overall, the BioResearch Building could house up to 300 high-wage jobs.

Marcus Hompesch, president and CEO of Profil, said his firm will start out at the 54,000-square-foot Translational Research Institute before moving into the BioResearch Center, which is slated for completion in early 2015.

All the right pieces are in place, he said, from political support to Florida Hospital’s support to existing providers such as the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. “There is a huge potential to see Orlando develop into a next-generation pharmaceutical hub.”


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