Bio North Texas 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.

Bio North Texas 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. BioNTX 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.

Bio North Texas’ Core Ideology  consists of our Vision, Mission, and Values . Our Vision is what an ideal future would be if we are to succeed in our Mission. Our Mission answers what we hope to achieve with our existence. Our Values are the core principles that guide our decisions and actions at every level of the organization.

OUR VISION

We envision a North Texas life sciences community second to none. 

OUR MISSION

We believe that a robust life sciences community in North Texas contributes to the improvement of lives in our community manifested not only in healthier communities but in economic growth through more jobs and commerce. 

We work to build a strong life sciences community through educational programming, networking and collaboration opportunities, and by being the voice and champion for the North Texas life sciences community. 

OUR VALUES

Mindful Stewardship: We serve as stewards for our community’s investments and honor the charitable intentions of those who support our mission. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, service, and fiduciary responsibility.

Representative Leadership: We listen to and learn from our community. We represent our community interests on issues that align with our Core Ideology and lead initiatives that are of great relevance to our community.

Inclusiveness: We practice and champion inclusiveness in our community. We honor diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community.

Community Service: We place service to our community first in defining our strategies, in the decisions we make, and in the actions we take.

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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

40

Universities and Research Institutions

600m

Research Funding in North Texas

1000

Life Science Companies in North Texas

26000

Employees in Life Sciences

400m

Investments in North Texas Companies