A history of medical innovations
Unmatched logistics capabilities coupled with a welcoming business climate and a strong industry cluster make the Greater Memphis region a natural location for a wide range of medical device companies and medical device OEMs.
The entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on innovation mix with a culture of collaboration and compassion to drive the emerging Life Sciences cluster in Greater Memphis. Our city’s low cost of living and our business-friendly governance make Memphis a prime location for the life science industry.
From medical advances that brought the world some of the most renowned orthopedic innovations to medical breakthroughs in the fight against childhood cancer, Memphis is an epicenter of life changing advances in bioscience.
Today Memphis is home to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, University of Tennessee’s Health Sciences Center and more than 50 life sciences companies.
Major Memphis manufacturers in Memphis include Medtronic, Smith & Nephew, Microport, Wright Medical Group and Olympus. The region’s intellectual capital in the device sector frequently produces spinoffs and startups, supported by one of the nation’s Top 25 accelerator programs ZeroTo510housed at the Memphis Bioworks Foundation.