Buzz: Tampa life science company Verséa Health expands downtown

Tampa life science firm Verséa Health has expanded to a new downtown facility and plans to add 40 jobs over the next two to three years. 

Verséa has leased 14,000 square feet at 401 S. Florida Ave., where it plans to consolidate its corporate office and operations, including warehouse and fulfillment functions, according to the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council. The 40 new jobs will include roles in laboratory research and analytics, financial planning and analysis, sales and marketing, digital marketing and e-commerce, customer service and warehouse operations.

Founded in 2018, Verséa currently has 55 employees in four strategic business units: diagnostics, therapeutics, ophthalmics and discovery. Prior to the expansion, the company was located at 1000 N. Florida Ave.

“We have grown tremendously over the last couple of years, and we have plans to continue the strategic expansion of our business in Tampa while contributing to the growth of the life science and health care industry locally,”  Verséa Health co-founder and CEO Sean Fetcho, says in a press release. “Our new space not only provides us room to grow, but we’re also excited about its location. Our team members will enjoy convenient access to the vibrant Channel District and Water Street areas.”

Verséa is the latest life science and health care company to announce expansion plans in Tampa and Hillsborough County, joining BeniComp, NuMedTechs, Pfizer and Axogen. The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council worked with Verséa on its search for an expansion location and connected the company with workforce programs.

“Tampa has the talent and ecosystem to support a thriving life science sector, and we have a burgeoning medical and research district taking shape in the downtown core,” Angel Gonzalez, chair of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and Regional President of SouthState Bank, says in a press release. “Verséa is an important part of our life science and health care industry, and we’re thrilled to see its continued growth and commitment in the Tampa area.”

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Versea and Tampa Bay Economic Development Council.
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