From pioneering research to medical device innovation, life sciences discovery taking place in Tennessee is having an impact around the world.
The scope of life science enterprise in Tennessee is wide and deep, with heavy concentrations in research and testing laboratories, medical device manufacturing and bioscience-related distribution. Tennessee is home to FedEx and its World Hub in Memphis, the second-busiest cargo facility in the world and a state-of-the-art cold chain storage facility.
More than 1,700 life sciences businesses and organizations operate in the state, among them such household names as Johnson & Johnson, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Smith & Nephew, Medtronic and DeRoyal.
Helping to drive life sciences innovation throughout the state is the presence of major research institutions, including St. Jude Children’s Hospitals and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.