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Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Health care and life sciences are major industry sectors in Houston driven by world-class institutions and professional talent. Houston is home to the largest medical complex in the world, the Texas Medical Center, which provides clinical health care, research and education at its 61 institutions. TMC's presence is a major force in the broader region's thriving life sciences sector. Houston has more than 1,100 established life sciences and biotechnology companies and a number of cutting edge hospitals, health facilities, and research institutions with a workforce of more than 394,500 people in health care, biotech and related fields in the area. 

Business Climate

As a hub for medical device manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and health research, Houston has more than 1,100 established life sciences and biotechnology companies, as well as a number of cutting-edge health care facilities and research institutions. The healthcare and life sciences industries collectively employ over 394,500 workers, making these larger than Houston’s energy sector. The region’s growth in employment, high concentration of key scientists, National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, quality and quantity of educational intuitions, and medical research and health services institutions make this one of the largest centers of medicine and related science in the world. 

1,100+

Established Life Sciences & Biotech Companies

394,500+

Healthcare & Life Sciences Employment

$961M

NIH Funding '22

25+

Research and Innovation Centers

Notable Employers
Industry Partners
376,000+

Houston employed 376,089 health care workers in the year ending Q3/20

Houston's Life Sciences Ecosystem

8800 Technology Forest Place

8800 Technology Forest Place

A 12-acre life sciences campus home to 325,000 square feet of purpose-built Class A space, including flexible lab, offic...
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Generation Park

Spanning 4,200 acres, Generation Park is a master-planned development that integrates education and industry with its de...
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Levit Green

A 53-acre master-planned district next to TMC that includes research facilities; office, residential, shopping, and dini...
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TMC Helix Park

Helix Park is the stimulative core of TMC that will be comprised of six million square feet of research labs, retail, ho...
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Texas A&M Innovation Plaza

Texas A&M Innovation Plaza is a $550 million, 5-acre mixed-use complex that houses the Texas A&M School of Engin...
San Jacinto College Biotechnology Center

San Jacinto College Biotechnology Center

The San Jacinto Biotechnology Center at Generation Park will offer certificate coursework in bioprocessing to students a...
The Woodlands Innovation Park

The Woodlands Innovation Park

The Woodlands Innovation Park is a life sciences development that will include cGMP/biomanufacturing facilities tailored...
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Texas Medical Center

TMC is the largest medical center in the world that harnesses collective expertise in innovation, research, development,...
Cell and Gene Therapy

Cell Therapy Manufacturing Center

CTMC is a joint venture between National Resilience Inc. and MD Anderson Cancer Center operating at the intersection of ...
JLABS @ TMC

JLABS @ TMC

JLABS @ TMC is a partnership between TMC and Johnson & Johnson to enable scientists to take their innovations to the...
TMC Innovation Factory

TMC Innovation

TMC's Innovation Factory is the driving force behind TMC's diverse alliance of early-stage innovators, with over 300 sta...

CDI @ TMC

The Center for Device Innovation at TMC focuses on supporting early-stage medical device concepts with high technical ri...
CUBIO

CUBIO

A collaborative life sciences incubator providing support for early- to mid-stage life sciences startups, including wet ...
Texas Medical Center

BioHouston

BioHouston is a non-profit organization leading the effort in establishing the Houston region as a global competitor in ...
Lonza

Lonza

Lonza is a Swiss biotech company that services the pharmaceutical, biotech, and nutrition markets. Its biopharmaceutical...
Cellipont Bioservices

Cellipont

Cellipont Bioservices is a cell therapy contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that specializes in t...
VGXI

VGXI

VGXI is a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing in plasmid DNA for clinical tr...
STERIS

STERIS

STERIS is a leading provider of infection prevention and other procedural products and services, servicing a wide range ...
Deison Technology Park

Deison Technology Park

Deison Technology Park is a 248-acre business park designed specifically for R&D, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and...
Hope Biosciences

Hope Biosciences

Hope Biosciences is a biopharmaceutical company developing adult stem cell based therapeutics for serious or life-threat...
Tvardi Therapeutics

Tvardi Therapeutics

Tvardi Therapeutics is a private, clinical stage biotechnology company developing a new class of breakthrough medicines ...
Bluebonnet Nutrition

Bluebonnet Nutrition

Bluebonnet Nutrition is a leading nutritional supplement manufacturer specializing in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and ...

8800 Technology Forest Place

A 12-acre life sciences campus home to 325,000 square feet of purpose-built Class A space, including flexible lab, office, and biomanufacturing spaces

ADDRESS: 8800 Technology Forest Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381

8800 Technology Forest Place

Generation Park

Spanning 4,200 acres, Generation Park is a master-planned development that integrates education and industry with its development of a biomanufacturing workforce institute and BioHub Two.

ADDRESS: 250 Assay St Suite 200A, Houston, TX 77044
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Levit Green

A 53-acre master-planned district next to TMC that includes research facilities; office, residential, shopping, and dining spaces; outdoor amenities and green space.

ADDRESS: Houston, TX 77021

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TMC Helix Park

Helix Park is the stimulative core of TMC that will be comprised of six million square feet of research labs, retail, hotel, and large scale commercialization space with 18.7 acres of public green space and a TMC3 collaborative research building with four founding institutions.

ADDRESS: Houston, TX 77030
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Texas A&M Innovation Plaza

Texas A&M Innovation Plaza is a $550 million, 5-acre mixed-use complex that houses the Texas A&M School of Engineering Medicine (EnMed) program, as well as commercial space for clinical, research, and office use.

ADDRESS: 1020 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030

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San Jacinto College Biotechnology Center

The San Jacinto Biotechnology Center at Generation Park will offer certificate coursework in bioprocessing to students as well as special curriculum focusing on cell and gene therapy and other developing life science sectors.

ADDRESS: 13455 Lockwood Rd, Houston, TX 77044

San Jacinto College Biotechnology Center

The Woodlands Innovation Park

The Woodlands Innovation Park is a life sciences development that will include cGMP/biomanufacturing facilities tailored to meet the needs of contract development manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) and companies focused on in-house manufacturing in industries ranging from biopharma to industrial biology.

ADDRESS: 2801 Technology Forest Blvd, The Woodlands, TX 77381
WEBSITE

The Woodlands Innovation Park

Texas Medical Center

TMC is the largest medical center in the world that harnesses collective expertise in innovation, research, development, production, and patient care within a single, centralized medical ecosystem.

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Cell Therapy Manufacturing Center

CTMC is a joint venture between National Resilience Inc. and MD Anderson Cancer Center operating at the intersection of cutting edge biotech and world-class cancer innovation in a first-of-its-kind cell therapy engine. CTMC is home to 75 industry veterans and scientists specialized in cell therapy and has 60,000 square feet of purpose-built cell therapy development and industrial-grade cGMP cleanroom space.

ADDRESS: 2130 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030

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Cell and Gene Therapy

JLABS @ TMC

JLABS @ TMC is a partnership between TMC and Johnson & Johnson to enable scientists to take their innovations to the next level and advance science with the potential to become transformational solutions to patients. JLABS @ TMC includes 34,000 square feet of common, wet lab, and office spaces and is home to 40 companies and 60 alumni companies within its network.

ADDRESS: 2450 Holcombe Blvd Ste. J, Houston, TX 77021

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JLABS @ TMC

TMC Innovation

TMC's Innovation Factory is the driving force behind TMC's diverse alliance of early-stage innovators, with over 300 startups involved in its various accelerator programs and over $5.8 billion raised to date.

ADDRESS: 2450 Holcombe Blvd., Suite X, Entrance 81, Houston, TX 77021

WEBSITE

TMC Innovation Factory

CDI @ TMC

The Center for Device Innovation at TMC focuses on supporting early-stage medical device concepts with high technical risk. In addition to 1,000 square feet of full-scale prototyping space, CDI @ TMC also has rapid fabrication and 3D printing capabilities as well as electronics testing and assembly equipment.

ADDRESS: 2450 Holcombe Blvd Suite CDI-88, Houston, TX 77021

WEBSITE

CUBIO

A collaborative life sciences incubator providing support for early- to mid-stage life sciences startups, including wet lab space, equipment, and funding and consulting resources.

ADDRESS: 7505 Fannin St. Ste. 610, Houston, TX 77054

WEBSITE

CUBIO

BioHouston

BioHouston is a non-profit organization leading the effort in establishing the Houston region as a global competitor in the life science industry. Their mission is to create an environment to attract and stimulate life science businesses to generate new advancements in medicine, as well as provide jobs and economic growth for the Houston region.

ADDRESS: 2450 Holcombe Blvd Suite 27G, Houston, TX 77021

WEBSITE

Texas Medical Center

Lonza

Lonza is a Swiss biotech company that services the pharmaceutical, biotech, and nutrition markets. Its biopharmaceutical manufacturing space in Pearland is the largest dedicated cell and gene therapy manufacturing facility in the world that includes large-scale research and development laboratories dedicated to the development of future innovations and technologies.

ADDRESS: 14905 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77047

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Lonza

Cellipont

Cellipont Bioservices is a cell therapy contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that specializes in the creation of master and working cell banks, analytical and process development, and manufacturing. The company recently moved its headquarters from California to The Woodlands, Texas.

ADDRESS: 9501 Lakeside Blvd, The Woodlands, TX 77381

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Cellipont Bioservices

VGXI

VGXI is a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing in plasmid DNA for clinical trials, virus production, toxicology studies, and pre-clinical research. The company recently opened its new headquarters and manufacturing facility that includes expanded GMP fill/finish capabilities and mRNA manufacturing.

ADDRESS: 10130 Deison Park Blvd, Conroe, TX 77303

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VGXI

STERIS

STERIS is a leading provider of infection prevention and other procedural products and services, servicing a wide range of health care, pharmaceutical, and medical device customers. The company recently completed an expansion in Conroe that will consolidate its endoscopy product lines and associated manufacturing.

ADDRESS: 3155 Pollok Dr, Conroe, TX 77303

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STERIS

Deison Technology Park

Deison Technology Park is a 248-acre business park designed specifically for R&D, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and tech companies. The integrated technology business community provides increased capacity and infrastructure for a number of tenants, including VGXI.

ADDRESS: Conroe, TX 77303

Deison Technology Park

Hope Biosciences

Hope Biosciences is a biopharmaceutical company developing adult stem cell based therapeutics for serious or life-threatening illnesses or conditions, and the only clinical grade stem cell banking facility in the nation that banks both adults and newborns.

ADDRESS: 16700 Creekbend Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77478

WEBSITE

Hope Biosciences

Tvardi Therapeutics

Tvardi Therapeutics is a private, clinical stage biotechnology company developing a new class of breakthrough medicines for diverse cancers and chronic inflammatory and fibrotic diseases. The company is focused on the development of inhibitors of STAT3, and its lead product, TTI-101, is currently being studied in clinical trials.

ADDRESS: 3 Sugar Creek Center Blvd Suite 525, Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Tvardi Therapeutics

Bluebonnet Nutrition

Bluebonnet Nutrition is a leading nutritional supplement manufacturer specializing in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and herbs. The company recently completed an $18M expansion of a state-of-the-art office, R&D, and manufacturing facility, tripling its workforce in the region.

ADDRESS: 12915 Dairy Ashford Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Bluebonnet Nutrition

Industry Resources

Accelerators & Incubators
State Initiatives
Rentable Life Sciences Space
Coworking Spaces
Selected Annual Startup Events
Career Transition Resources

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