MISSION

To encourage the development of a rich ecosystem that allows for the growth and success of North Texas life science companies, as well as strengthening the economy of our local communities.

PURPOSE

bionorthTX was created to accelerate the growth of the diverse and balanced life science ecosystem in North Texas. This spans the value chain of healthcare, life sciences, research, the vendor community, and talent and capital resources. Companies can connect with industry leaders, ground-breaking technologies, the investment community, nationally-ranked colleges and universities, a wealth of consultants, a varied population for clinical research and an experienced pool of scientists, technicians and resources.

bionorthTX bridges these stakeholder relationships to catalyze partnering and propel commercialization forward at a faster rate than what these entities could do on their own in such a large region. The organization provides events, opportunities for education, networking and access to capital, which have resulted in partnerships, jobs and new innovations that otherwise may not have occurred. bionorthTX represents the collective interests of member companies to impact policy and bring awareness to significant regional efforts and assets in Texas and across the globe.

bionorthTX fosters an environment that supports life science research, innovation and commercialization in order to:

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Increase the competitiveness of North Texas as a premier location for bioscience innovation.

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Position North Texas as a sought-out place to live and work.

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Strengthen the economy of local communities.

About the Organization

bionorthTX is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(6), member-driven trade association serving and representing the life science industry in North Texas. Member companies range from North Texas’ largest employers to emerging start-ups, universities, research institutions, hospitals, investors, students, individuals and vendors who provide products and services to the life science industry.

bionorthTX is the lead member organization for biotech, therapeutics, diagnostics, clinical development, medical device and contract research companies. The organization is the regional point of contact and affiliate for state and national trade associations including THBI, BIO, AdvaMed, MDMA and PhRMA.

WHY JOIN bionorthTX?

circled-1-52Centralized information, education and networking hub
2_circleTalent development, retention and acquisition resources
circled-3-52Capital development programs, including Group Purchasing Savings
4_circleLegislative advocacy and regional marketing

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NORTH TEXAS LIFE SCIENCE INDUSTRY

More than 1,000 firms employing more than 26,000 people make up
the life science industry in North Texas which is dominated by major pharmaceutical and medical device companies headquartered in the region. The start-up and emerging list of life science companies is extensive including clinical research, medical equipment and supplies, and scientific research and development innovation which are hallmarks of the region’s life science industry.

This region is an innovation hub with a wealth of resources that creates an ideal business climate. These assets, combined with Texas’ “can do” entrepreneurial spirit, make North Texas a sought-after place to innovate, work and live.

MAJOR LIFE SCIENCE PLAYERS IN NORTH TEXAS

Abbot Laboratories
Alcon
Argon Medical Devices
Atrion Corporation
Caris Life Sciences
Celanese
Covance
Essilor
Ferris Manufacturing
Flextronics
Galderma Laboratories
Hitachi
Hoya
Kimberly Clark
Medfusion
Medtronic
Miraca Life Sciences
Neos Therapeutics
Nuvectra
OrthoFix
Reata Pharmaceuticals
Smith & Nephew
St. Jude Medical
Strukmyer
Stryker Communications
Teleflex
ThermiTM, an Almirall Company
Virbac Animal Health
Winfield Labs
ZS Pharma

LEADING RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND UNIVERSITIES IN NORTH TEXAS:

Baylor Research Institute
Texas Health Research and Education Institute
The Center for Brain Health at University of Texas at Dallas
University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth

University of North Texas
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

STATS

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Universities and Research Institutions

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Research Funding in North Texas

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Life Science Companies in North Texas

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Employees in Life Sciences

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Investments in North Texas Companies