What We Do

Memphis Bioworks is the Mid-South’s go-to organization for creating companies, jobs and investments in bioscience. A visionary community leader, Memphis Bioworks has a well-established record of sparking new levels of economic vitality by investing in entrepreneurs, building state-of-the-art labs and facilities, and training the next generation of workers.

Bioworks was created in 2001 as part of a citywide effort to foster economic growth by building on Memphis’ strengths and bioscience potential in the medical, agricultural and logistics fields.  The organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded through philanthropic contributions, corporate support, and state and federal grants.

In addition to the work of the Foundation, Bioworks executes its mission through a family of organizations created to fulfill economic development needs in the community.