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.
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:
Increase the competitiveness of North Texas as a premier location for bioscience innovation.
Position North Texas as a sought-out place to live and work.
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.
WHY JOIN bionorthTX?
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
Argon Medical Devices
Caris Life Sciences
Miraca Life Sciences
Smith & Nephew
St. Jude Medical
ThermiTM, an Almirall Company
Virbac Animal Health
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 Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Universities and Research Institutions
Research Funding in North Texas
Life Science Companies in North Texas
Employees in Life Sciences
Investments in North Texas Companies