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The Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute (THBI) is the leading voice of the Texas Healthcare Bioscience Industry and the only provider of statewide resources to our members and the 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 the behalf of the industry.

THBI is composed of biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies; universities and private research institutions; and companies that provide goods and services to core organizations.

The Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute significantly improves broad understanding, support, and interest in biomedical research and manufacturing. THBI is an effective voice for the expanding biomedical community in Texas.

THBI 84th Texas Legislative Session Report

Please click here to view the THBI 84th Texas Legislative Report

 2015 Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Summit Recap

The Second Annual Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Summit was a huge success.  To a standing-room only crowd, the attendees heard keynotes Jim Greenwood, President and CEO, BIO, Brett Giroir, M.D., CEO, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Chip Davis, Executive Vice President for Advocacy and Member Relations, PhRMA, and Steve Ubl, CEO, AdvaMed.

The interactive Summit explored issues pertinent to the life science industry.  A legislative panel, consisting of Representative Sarah Davis, Representative Jim Murphy, and Representative Donna Howard, discussed the upcoming Texas Legislative Session and covered issues concerning the budget, the Emerging Technology Fund, and CPRIT.

Day two of the Summit moved to the Texas State Capitol.  Attendees visited with and heard the morning keynote by Representative John Zerwas, M.D., regarding the Texas Legislative Session.  Representative Zerwas was named Chairman of the House Higher Education Committee.

The attendees visited legislators and staff following the morning session with regard to issues important to THBI.  The concluding event featured an old fashion barbeque on the South Lawn of the Texas State Capitol.  Guests, legislative members and their staff’s braved the unseasonably chilly Austin weather to enjoy Austin’s own Bert’s Barbeque.

To see full program agenda, please click here.

We hope to see you at the 3rd Annual Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Summit in 2016.


LeadTexas, a project of the Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI), is joining corporations, communities, economic development entities, foundations, academic institutions, and individuals to create jobs in the bioscience industry.

We are inviting you to join LeadTexas and work with us to create jobs in your community. For more information, click the link below.

Lead Texas Booklet

 Bio Business Solutions Programs®

Find out how 2,700+ companies save money with BIO Business Solutions®

Thousands of biotech and related companies nationwide save money every day on essential products and services through a cost-savings program offered by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the international trade association for the biotech industry.  Through a partnership between THBI and BIO, THBI members can take advantage of the discounted pricing and other benefits on products and services from these service providers: Click here for more detailed information on THBI BIO Business Solutions® program.