Building on a Strong Foundation.
There are many different aspects of biomedical, with virtually every community with a moderate to large population having its own strengths. However, very few communities have the depth of strengths in this field as Memphis. In particular, Memphis is recognized for its leadership in several areas – musculoskeletal devices, orthopaedics, children's cancer, infectious disease and as a regional clinical hub.
Semmes Murphy Neurologic & Spine Institute and Campbell Clinic are recognized as among the top musculoskeletal clinics in the country. In fact, Campbell Clinic literally "wrote the book" on orthopedics, with the Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics used as the definitive textbook in the field for decades.
Medtronic, Inc., Smith & Nephew, and Wright Medical are world-wide leaders in medical and orthopaedic devices, placing the Memphis market as the number two market in this high-growth field in the world. With an aging, health conscious population, this is one of medicine's projected high-growth fields for many years to come.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally known for its biomedical research and treatment in catastrophic childhood diseases, particular cancer and infectious diseases. This leadership is a strong fit for the research taking place, particularly in infectious disease, at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis.
And, Memphis is the regional clinical hub for the mid-south, with Baptist Memorial Health Care, Methodist University Hospital, The MED, VA Hospital, and Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center.
At Memphis Bioworks® Foundation, supporting, integrating and creating the infrastructure, education, entrepreneurship resources that further expand Memphis' position in the biomedical fields is a key area of emphasis.