90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Medical Tech Company Moves Headquarters from NYC to Orlando

Play Audio
SMRxT plans to create 55 jobs in central Florida by the end of 2017. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

SMRxT plans to create 55 jobs in central Florida by the end of 2017. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A New-York based technology company is moving its headquarters to Orlando. The new business called SMRxT  specializes in sensors that tell patients when to take their medication—and how much to take.

The move is part of the Orlando Economic Development Commission’s plan to attract more tech businesses to the area.

Dave Porter, senior vice president of the commission, says it took a year to secure SMRxT’s move with help from partners like IQ Orlando, which is dedicated to bringing life science and health care-related businesses to Orlando.

“These things aren’t easy. Competition for these types of projects is fierce. And so, we’re very fortunate to land a technology company like this in life sciences.”

The company has 10 employees, but plans to add 55 more jobs by the end of 2017 when its manufacturing operations will be fully moved to Orlando. SMRxT’s president Mike Huffer is expecting to cut costs nearly 40 percent.

“To get a life science company like this to come here will have a big impact and probably attract other life science companies to notice Orlando as a place to do business,” says Porter.

He adds that the Orlando Economic Development Commission is working to attract other tech companies in aerospace, defense, and advanced manufacturing.


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

About Renata Sago

Renata Sago