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 Life Sciences Sector


Life sciences encompasses everything from food production to pharmaceuticals to genetics research on disease prevention and control. It is a booming industry and Sarasota County has made the life sciences sector a focal point of job creation efforts.
Companies like Enzymedica, known throughout the world for its best selling enzyme products. The company recently relocated its headquarters to Sarasota County.  We have a diverse pool of skilled professionals. Enzymedica is  located near the SRQ International airport.
Sarasota County has committed financial resources towards the creation of the Institute for the Ages. Providing infrastructure and access to Sarasota County’s community test bed. The Institute connects members of the community, government, research organizations, companies, and other partners to policies, products, and service innovations that improve the lives of people.



Scott Sensenbrenner
Cheif Executive Officer
Enzymedica, Inc.

“We cannot thank Sarasota County and the EDC enough for making our move to Sarasota County possible and we are committed to being a role model company for the community as we continue to expand and execute our job creation plan.

In early 2011, we came to the realization that Enzymedica had outgrown its existing facilities and that we needed to quickly find a new home to meet the growing needs of the business. 

We did an extensive search of the surrounding areas, including both Charlotte and Sarasota counties. While no existing properties were available in Charlotte county, the search did uncover the 771 Commerce Drive building which met all of our needs. 

Although the proposed facility met our spatial requirements, it also needed extensive modifications including additional office space, laboratory and production build out. This presented a significant financial challenge to the company. 

To make the move economically viable we sought out the assistance of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County and Sarasota County’s Office of Economic Development. 

Together, they helped guide us through the process of gaining the approval from the Sarasota County Commissioners.

In the end, the county approved our funding requirements and Enzymedica proceeded with purchasing our new home”.

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