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.
Established Life Sciences & Biotech Companies
Healthcare & Life Sciences Employment
NIH Funding '22
Research and Innovation Centers
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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