Previous ranking: 8
Medical device industry employment (2019): 15,087
Medical device industry establishments (2019): 845
Major medical device company headquarters (2019): 4
Medical device patents (2019): 217
Medical device VC investments (2019): $53M
Medical device VC deals (2019): 9
Best States for Business ranking (2019): 2
Texas has increasingly become an attractive place for growing medical device companies to set up shop; the Lone Star State ranks high on Forbes’ Best States for Business report.
It also helps that Houston is home to the largest medical complex in the world — the Texas Medical Center. The Texas Children’s Hospital and the MD Anderson Cancer Center are among the highly regarded institutions based at the Texas Medical Center.
A host of medical device OEMs have facilities in the state.
Notable medical device industry suppliers
AirBorn (Georgetown) has provided connectors to defense, space and medical OEMs for 60 years.
Coastal Life Technologies (San Antonio) specializes in the assembly, packaging and sterilization of single-use surgical devices.
Emergo by UL (Austin) is a global medical device regulatory consultancy.
Integer, the largest medical device contract manufacturer in the world, is headquartered in Plano.
Millar, which provides medical device companies with sensors based on Micro-Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS), is based in Houston.
Seisa Medical (El Paso) boasts that it can service every stage of the product life cycle including design and development, component manufacturing and final assembly.