As you may know, big things are happening to Texas’ biotechnology industry. What you may not know is that Temple is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas due to the increasing presence of medical companies, hospitals and industry influence in the area.
The growth of the biotech industry in our area forged legislation by the Texas legislature to create the Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD), our nonprofit bioscience office and laboratory facility supported by taxpayers and the city. The legislation was created to support the economic development of the biotech industry in Texas. Our goal is to recruit top startups from around the world to grow their companies here in our state.
Located in the middle of Texas, only a couple of hours from Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Temple is at the center of Texas’ growing biotech corridor. THBD is the only publicly funded, not-for-profit district in the state of Texas that caters to bioscience, biotech and health-related startup companies. Our mission is to grow 21st century jobs by fostering bioscience education, research, and healthcare in central Texas.
At THBD, we provide our tenants with everything they need to take their ideas from conception t o commercialization. Our 5,000-sq. ft. laboratory and office facility provides tenants with equipment for prototyping, testing, 3D printing and tissue culture. In addition to office and laboratory space, THBD provides resources, funding opportunities, mentorship and networking opportunities with local area collaborators including Baylor Scott and White hospital system, USDA, Agrilife Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center (medical school) and the fourth largest U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the country.