Where We Are

Memphis, Tennessee has vibrant biomedical, agricultural and logistics industries, as well as the necessary infrastructure and ecosystem to grow these industries through research, clinical expertise, commercialization, entrepreneurship, and workforce training.

The Memphis region is also home to three major medical device manufacturers, including divisions of Medtronic and Smith & Nephew, as well as the corporate headquarters of Wright Medical, and many additional medical device manufacturing businesses and locally owned organizations that support this industry. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, medical equipment and supplies, at $3.2 billion, was the top export category in the state of Tennessee in 2012.

Local Institutions

Bioworks is located in the heart of the downtown Memphis Medical Center, which is also home to internationally recognized clinical, research and educational institutions like St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalThe University of Tennessee Health Science CenterMethodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and the Memphis VA Medical Center.  Beyond the downtown area, the Memphis area boasts Campbell Clinic, whose founder literally wrote the definitive textbook on orthopedic surgery, The University of Memphis, which operates a joint biomedical engineering program with UT Health Science Center, as well as Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute and Baptist Memorial Health Care.

Memphis in the News

What to do in Memphis, via The New York Times

Memphis: 10 best cities to launch a startup, via CNN Money

Memphis Travel Guide, via USA Today

Beyond barbecue: Memphis food scene hits a high note, via USA Today

Media coverage of Memphis Bioworks’ programs and initiatives