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.
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 Hospital, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Methodist 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