Why Houston

Houston is home to the largest medical complex in the world. This city is recognized for fostering an environment that welcomes entrepreneurs and innovation. Houston has the resources and population needed to take an industry or business to scale and is emerging as the Silicon Valley of Medicine. 

  • Houston is considered the birth place of nano science and technology.
    • Smalley Institute, Alliance for Nanohealth
  • Houston is the location of Texas Medical Center (world’s largest)
    • TMC includes 45 medical programs
    • MD Anderson Cancer Center (largest in world)
    • Baylor College of Medicine (#1 in Texas)
  • Houston now is home for programmable nano-bio-chip efforts.
    • Science Coalition Award, Best Advance of Year
    • Popular Science’s Best of What’s New (2008)
  • Location of Rice’s new $300M Bioscience Research Collaborative