Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry in Texas

Top Biotech & Life Sciences Companies in Texas

Texas’ scale, workforce and institutions have made the state a leader in biopharma innovation, cancer research and more.

More than 5,200 biotechnology and life sciences related manufacturing and R&D firms operate in Texas. Among the industry leaders, Kimberly-Clark and Celanese are based in Irving. Merck recently established an Austin office to redefine health care with digital innovation and acquired Dallas-based cancer drug developer Peloton Therapeutics for $2.2 billion. Houston is home to Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world. From the Temple Health & Bioscience District in Central Texas to CBRE ranking Houston and Austin as the #2 and #3 emerging clusters for life sciences, biotechnology and life science research is in all corners of the state. Fueling the state’s talent pipeline – ranked #1 for medical/clinical lab technologists – are six medical schools among the country’s top 100.

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Employment Growth

Biotech and life sciences companies continue to invest in Texas, creating new jobs and investing in local communities.

Notable Employers

Some of the biggest biotech companies and cutting-edge life science startups choose Texas for their operations.