January 31, 2019
Central Texas News Now | Maggie Lohmiller
Temple Health and Bioscience District opened its doors to the public. The facility is designed to foster the budding health tech industry in Temple.
Current tenants use the labs for things like 3D printing organs. They also are able to print models of body part scans so doctors can look in greater detail. The goal of the facility is to bring new business to Temple, while also affording opportunities to the growing health industry that already exists in the area.
“There was no biotech to feed this health system. So we are actually economic development as well as biotech, helping startup companies. So when you bring these bright young minds to Temple, Texas, we help them, we nurture them, buy them equipment if they need it, and the hope is that when they start hiring employees, that they’re going to look at the pool of temple employees first,” said Tami Annable, Executive Director.
They also have a focus on bioscience education research. Both high school and college students with a passion for science.