Texas Office of the Governor, THBI and TxEDC Join Together for Annual BIO International Convention

AUSTIN, TX | June 4-7, 2018 – Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI) will host the statewide BioTexas initiative by collaborating with The Office of the Governor and Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC) to bring a delegation together for the 2018 BIO International Convention in Boston, Massachusetts June 4-7, 2018.

The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry, with more than 16,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders in attendance. The convention consists of one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships, offering Texas companies the chance to expand into the global market. Representatives in attendance benefit by gaining visibility in front of influential decision makers and engaging with valuable partners. The convention also features hundreds of sessions covering biotechnology trends, policy issues, innovations and specialized product focus zones.

Group organizers– The Office of the Governor, THBI, and TxEDC – will lead the Texas delegation, including representatives from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, The Texas Department of Agriculture, and more than 20 communities representing the diverse state of Texas. As a burgeoning leader in the biotechnology space, Texas’ attendance at BIO represents the state’s commitment to continue nourishing research and innovation. The rapid growth of the biotechnology industry within Texas has brought new discoveries in pharmaceutical development, treatment innovation, and medical research. Texas is home to one of the largest clusters of life science professionals in the U.S.

The Texas delegation organizers represent three key contributors and supporters of biotechnology growth in Texas. THBI is the only statewide public policy voice of the healthcare and bioscience industry. The organization works with industry leaders, public policy officials, and Texas communities to keep economic development opportunities competitive in the state. TxEDC promotes Texas as a premier business location and serves as the main resource for creating global awareness of the state’s business advantages. The Office of the Governor’s business development division serves as the official gateway for companies considering a relocation or expansion into the State of Texas.

To learn more about joining the Texas delegation or marketing your company in the BioTexas booth, email

jhl@thbi.com or call 512-236-1001.

2018 BIO International Convention attendees:

• 10/35 Economic Development Alliance
• Athens Economic Development Corporation
• BioNorth TX
• Cancer Insights
• Cameron School of Business, University of St. Thomas
• Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
• Capital City Innovation
• Georgetown Economic Development
• Greater Conroe Economic Development Council
• Medical Center of the Americas Foundation
• Odessa Economic Development Corporation
• Office of the Governor
• Research Valley Partnership
• Round Rock Chamber of Commerce
• Texas Department of Agriculture
• Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC)
• Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI)
• The Beck Group
• Tyler Economic Development Corporation
• UT Health San Antonio
• VGXI, Inc.

About THBI

The Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute (THBI) is the Texas Policy voice for healthcare and bioscience and the only provider of statewide resources to our members and the industry. With a focus on using advocacy as a tool to create a more favorable environment for the life sciences, THBI works with government and industry leaders to attract new participants in the life sciences to Texas and to promote effective government legislation on behalf of the industry. The Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization. Follow THBI on Facebook and Twitter.