AUSTIN, TX – June 2, 2022 – The Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI) will host the BioTexas booth at the 2022 BIO International Convention in San Diego, CA, June 13-16. Each year, THBI organizes a delegation from Texas to showcase the state’s thriving biotechnology and life sciences sector at the world’s largest biotechnology conference. More than 16,000 biotechnology and pharmaceutical leaders are expected to attend the annual gathering.
The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry.
“The BIO International Convention offers Texas a world stage to showcase our state’s strengths in research, biomedical science, and medical device innovation,” said Victoria Ford, President and CEO of THBI. “We are proud to participate and demonstrate how Texas is a significant player in this industry while continuing to recruit talent and innovation to the state.”
Texas is home to more than 6,200 life science and research firms and approximately 100,000 employees in related fields. Many top Fortune 500 companies focused on life sciences and many global industry leaders have major operations in the state. Texas is an epicenter for innovation in this ever-growing and important field. Our highly trained workforce, top-tier research institutions and business-friendly climate strengthen the state’s status as a global life science industry leader.
The Texas delegation will include representatives from more than 20 communities, universities, and companies, the Office of the Governor’s Texas Economic Development & Tourism team, and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), which is the second largest publicly funded cancer research organization in the world. Also participating in the booth are Texas’ regional BIO groups: BIO El Paso- Juarez, BioMedSA and BioNorthTexas. BIO attendees are encouraged to stop by booth #1611 to learn more about Texas and the state’s thriving life sciences industry.
The Texas delegation includes:
BIO El Paso- Juarez
Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
Dallas Regional Chamber
Harlingen Economic Development Corporation
Lyda Hill Philanthropies
Office of the Governor’s Texas Economic Development & Tourism team
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute
Texas State University
University of Texas at Dallas
UT Southwestern Medical Center
The Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute (THBI) is the Texas public policy voice for the healthcare and bioscience 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.