Biotechnology in North Texas


Brought to you by Harvard Club of Dallas Healthcare and Entrepreneur SIGs. Click here for the video recording of the event.


In recent years, North Texas hasn't been generally recognized as a powerhouse center for the biotech industry. We fall behind other well-known areas such as BioTech Bay (San Francisco), Biotech Beach (S California), Genetown (Massachusetts), etc...


Texas is on this list, but it's often Houston and Austin that are recognized. That being said, North Texas is headed in the right direction, particularly with the bright star of UTSW and the recently announced BioLabs location in Dallas. "Objective third parties are taking note. In an October 2020 life science cluster report by CBRE, DFW was ranked 6th on a list of top ten emerging life science clusters in the U.S"


(Image from National Cancer Institute on Unsplash)


Come hear about what is going on in the biotechnology industry right here in North Texas from a panel of three experts who will discuss:


-What is the importance of the planned BioLabs center to the growth potential of the biotech industry in North Texas?

-What is the role of the North Texas University and Healthcare Systems in supporting startups?

-In addition to support from Universities and the building of Biolabs, what else does the local biotech sector need to be on par with other leading regions of the country?

-What types of Biotech Startups reside in North Texas and what is their life cycle and success rate?

-How can individual investors participate in biotech start-ups?


Our panelists will consist of:


Denise Canales-AVP Technology Commercialization at UT Southwestern Medical Center. See bio here.

Hubert Zajicek- MD, MBA. CEO, Co-founder & Partner at Health Wildcatters. See bio here. 

Arthur P. Bollon- Ph.D. Chairman, Founder & CEO VITRUVIAN - Alzheimer's Vaccine and Blood Test. See bio here. 
Brad Phelan- Director of Technology Commercialization UT Southwestern Medical Center. See bio here.


Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.

LocationVirtual Zoom Event

Cost: Free