San Antonio is a city of bioscience and health. One out of every six San Antonians is employed in the industry. Local operations represent nationally-recognized healthcare facilities, cutting-edge biotech companies, and well respected global enterprises like Medtronic and Becton Dickinson.
The South Texas Medical Center is the center of an industry that produced more than $29 billion in regional economic impact in 2011 and added more than 40,000 over the last decade. Development of new hospitals, offices, and research facilities will create more than $1 billion in local investment through 2015.
Additionally, all medical education and training for the U.S. military occurs in San Antonio. The city is also home to the only Department of Defense Burn Center, two Level 1 trauma centers, and the only Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas. Combined with the medical students at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the region experiences a constant influx of talent and innovative thinking.
BioMed SA is coordinating the city’s strong push to grow the local industry and turn innovative thinking into viable companies. Globally minded statups like Xenex and Canadian medical device company Innovative Trauma Care have noticed and have chosen to make San Antonio their base of operations.