The core company in this cluster is Pfizer, Inc., with facilities in Groton. Pfizer employs approximately 3,800 people directly and additional contract employees.
The two major hospitals in the area, New London's Lawrence & Memorial, and Norwich's William W. Backus, have close to 4,000 employees. Both hospitals are highly regarded in the State for their excellent health care and extended out-patient facilities, serving residents all across the region and into Rhode Island.
Other healthcare and medical device manufacturers, researchers and providers in the area include Sheffield Pharmaceuticals, Carwild, DeKalb Genetics, and Medtronic Merocel,
Companies investing in cutting edge medical research include Amarin, Myometrics, Life Pharms and more.
Total employment in this sector exceeds 13,000 and continues to grow.