life sciences

Texas A&M System Approves New Tarleton State Biotech Institute in Downtown Fort Worth

by | Sep 1, 2023

Tarleton State University received the go-ahead for a new biotechnology institute as part of Texas A&M-Fort Worth’s burgeoning downtown research campus.

Approved in mid-August by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, the biotech institute is situated in one of the nation’s fastest-growing life sciences hubs.

“More than 5,000 biotechnology manufacturing and research and development firms — think Novartis, Alcon, AstraZeneca — call Texas home,” according to the university....

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Irving-Based Fluor Awarded More Than $1 Billion in Life Sciences Contracts
“Delivering these projects will help to increase the speed-to-market and meet the overwhelming demand for new medicines," said Richard Meserole, president of Fluor’s advanced technologies and life sciences business.
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Bridge Labs at Pegasus Park Aims to Boost the Region’s Burgeoning Life Sciences Ecosystem
by | Jun 15, 2023
The $110 million, 135,000 square-foot expansion at Pegasus Park—a regional hub for life sciences and biotechnology in North Texas—will offer prebuilt lab suites with the tools and flexible space needed for growth-stage life sciences entrepreneurs and companies. Demolition is underway and construction on Bridge Labs is set to begin soon, developers said.
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Dallas-based Trinity Hunt Partners Makes Majority Investment in Supreme Optimization

by | Mar 15, 2023

Dallas-based growth-oriented private equity firm Trinity Hunt Partners announced a majority investment in Supreme Optimization, a digital marketing agency focused exclusively on life sciences.

No financial details were released.

Founded in 2015 and based in Southern California with a team distributed across the U.S., Canada, and UK, Supreme has grown rapidly to become a thought leader in the life sciences marketing space, combining top digital marketing strategies with deep scientific expertise to deliver exceptional results for clients, Trinity Hunt Partners said....

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First Look: NexPoint Unveils Plans for Massive TxS Life Sciences District in Plano
by | Feb 7, 2023
Dallas-based alternative investment firm NexPoint has revealed details and renderings of its planned 200-acre TxS District, short for "Technology x Science." Centered on the former headquarters campus of EDS in Plano's Legacy development, the life sciences hub could eventually offer over 4 million square feet of lab, office, and therapeutic production space. "Not only would this project be a major economic catalyst for the region, but it would also establish North Texas as a leader in life sciences," says James Dondero, NexPoint founder and principal.
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ReCode Therapeutics Appoints New Member to Board of Director
by | Dec 2, 2022

Dallas-based life science company ReCode Therapeutics has appointed Patricia “Trisha” Millican to its board of directors, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in the life science industry....

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Form Bio Spins Out of Colossal Bioscience to Offer Scientists the ‘Missing Piece’
by | Sep 27, 2022
Dallas-based Colossal Biosciences, the de-extinction company behind plans to bring back the woolly mammoth and thylacine, developed its own software solution "after reviewing everything available on the market." Now it's sharing the platform with the launch of Form Bio.

The spinout's technology tools can help drive the “entire molecular revolution” that is occurring in the life sciences and biotech space, in addition to bolstering the Lone Star state as a hub for the industry, says Chief Strategy Officer Claire Aldridge.
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The Techstar team briefed the Fort Worth City Council on the new accelerator program Tuesday. [Courtesy photo]

Public-Private Partners Bring Global Investment Platform Techstars to Fort Worth, Name Managing Director

by | Feb 22, 2022
Trey Bowles, a longtime startup champion in DFW, will helm Fort Worth's Techstars physical therapy-focused accelerator.  "It's a big win for the region," Bowles says. "Customers and capital are the things that help startups grow." 

Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth is the first accelerator for Techstars in North Texas—and the "first true accelerator in Fort Worth," says HSC's Cameron Cushman, a key player in attracting the program.
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Alphabet Biotech Unit Verily to Open Dallas Operations Hub in Cypress Waters
by | Oct 14, 2021
It's the San Franciso company's first office in Texas. Verily expects to hire as many as 115 employees by the end of 2022.
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Signature Biologics Expands Its Irving Footprint With a New Manufacturing and R&D Headquarters
by | Aug 25, 2021
There, Signature Biologics will manufacture perinatal-derived products that improve the body's natural healing processes in wound, musculoskeletal, and pain management applications.
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Renovations Begin for BioLabs’ December Opening at Pegasus Park
by | Aug 10, 2021
A mid-December opening is planned for BioLabs' first central U.S. location in Dallas. Inside the Biotech+ Hub at Pegasus Park, BioLabs will serve as the key operator of the biotech laboratory and 37,000-square-foot flexible life science coworking facility.
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TechFW’s ThinkLab Startup Accelerator Will Expand to Dallas in Partnership with Pegasus Park Next Month

by | Dec 8, 2020
Dallas life science startups are invited to apply to ThinkLab's winter cohort, which will begin in late January 2021.
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Bio Boom: Dallas-Fort Worth Is Emerging as a Hub for Biotech and Life Sciences
by | Nov 27, 2020
Biotechnology is alive and growing in DFW. The region recently ranked 6th on a list of top ten emerging life science clusters in the U.S.
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Health Wildcatters Co-Founder and CEO Hubert Zajicek To Receive 2020 Dennis K. Stone Award
by | Oct 27, 2020
The Dallas-based leader will receive the award from BionorthTX for his contributions to the field of life sciences.
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Caris Life Sciences Raises $310M to Continue Rapidly Growing in the Precision Medicine Market
by | Oct 27, 2020
The growth capital will allow Caris to advance its position as a leading tumor profiling company that aims to reinvent cancer care.
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