ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES TODAY FOR A HEALTHIER TOMORROW Austin’s growing cluster of innovative life sciences companies embraces the area’s technology infrastructure. The result? A region of both established and emerging companies that are changing the face of healthcare. Austin is home to best-in-class research facilities and boasts one of the most educated populations in the U.S. The dynamic, creative, and entrepreneurial environment is fueled by the availability of funding, research collaboration, clinical trials, and skilled talent. The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, welcomed its first class in 2016, will transform the local economy as dramatically as the semiconductor and dot-com industries did in previous decades. Through a mix of strategic relocations and continued support for our existing industry, Austin’s life sciences cluster has evolved into a well-rounded representation of the industry as a whole. Over 230 life sciences companies in the region, and a workforce of nearly 13,500 is focused on the highest growth segments and research areas in the industry, including the specialties of biologics, medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceutical, contract research, and others. We’re in good company: more than 3,700 companies with 93,800 workers make the State of Texas one of the leading biotech states in the country. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Collaboration between Greater Austin’s research facilities and educational institutions provides bench-to-bedside research and training, leading to solutions for today’s health issues. There are more than 20 colleges and universities providing life sciences-related and healthcare education in the Austin region. The University of Texas at Austin, a Tier 1 research university, is the driver for innovation with over $600 million in annual research funding. Over 50 research units are related to the life sciences. The College of Pharmacy is ranked as one of the top four pharmacy programs in the U.S. UT-Austin’s world-class programs include bioengineering, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and pharmaceutical research. Dell Medical School The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, welcoming its first class in 2016, will improve health in Travis County and throughout the country by training new physicians, providing treatment in a new teaching hospital, and conducting research to expand knowledge of medicine and medical technology. As part of a visionary partnership with Seton Healthcare Family, part of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S., and Central Health, a public healthcare district, a new $295 million teaching hospital is being constructed adjacent to the new Dell Medical School. By designing these facilities concurrently within an integrated complex, the effort represents an unprecedented opportunity to create the best possible environment to respond to community needs and provide patient care. Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine is a community-based medical school providing third- and fourth-year clinical training at regional clinical campuses around the state through affiliations with local physicians, clinics, and hospitals. At the Round Rock clinical campus, clerkship directors direct the students’ rotations in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery at sites across Williamson County. Additional community physicians serve as clerkship faculty in these and other clinical areas. Texas Life-Sciences Collaboration Center The Texas Life-Sciences Collaboration Center (TLCC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in Georgetown in 2007 to help take companies that have commercially viable biotechnology and life sciences products to the next level. Southwestern University is one of the founding members of the TLCC, along with the City of Georgetown and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. TALENT In the Austin metro area, you’ll find a combined enrollment of 179,000 students in four-year and community colleges. This provides an ample supply of well-educated workers to area employers. Within 200 miles of Austin, an additional 86 four-year colleges and universities enroll nearly 458,000, providing one of the world’s strongest talent pools. Life and physical scientists number nearly 5,000 in the metropolitan area’s workforce—approximately 47 percent of those are in life sciences fields. Pharmaceutical & Biotech Development Pharmaceutical and biotech companies currently comprise 29 percent of Austin’s life sciences cluster. The region’s world-class talent, Tier 1 educational institutions, and history of industryacademia collaboration make it a natural fit for innovative companies. PHARMACEUTICAL, BIOTECH, & CRO COMPANIES Agilent Technologies Allergan Caisson Biotech Celling Biosciences Grifols INC Research Luminex Corp NewLink Genetics Pharmaceutical Product Development Pfizer ResearchPoint Global SACHEM Thermo Fisher Scientific Worldwide Clinical Trials Xbiote Medical Device Industry With its exceptional workforce, highly rated quality of place, and welcoming business climate, it is no surprise that a wide range of medical device and diagnostics companies call the Austin region home. Medical device and diagnostics companies represent 29 percent of Austin’s life sciences cluster. Austin’s established technology-driven talent base is a magnet for medical device companies. MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES Apollo Endosurgery DJO Surgical Hanger HealthTronics Inova Labs Integra LifeSciences International Biomedical On-X Life Technologies OriGen Biomedical Ottobock Healthcare Renovis Surgical Smith & Nephew Spinesmith Partners St. Jude Medical Wenzel Spine Zimmer Biomet Healthcare Information Technology Austin is home to a number of companies that manage the secure exchange of health information among consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers. Innovation in the health information technology space is also at the center of the Dell Medical School’s mission to create affordable and efficient means for healthcare delivery throughout the community. HEALTHCARE IT COMPANIES Advisory Board Company athenahealth Biophysical Corp. Caduceus Systems Cardiostaff ClearDATA e-MDs Experian Health Kinnser Software Lumeris NextGen Healthcare Information Systems PotentiaMetrics Topaz Technologies VersaSuite
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