San Antonio: a Leader in Health Care and Bioscience Research Industries

August 29, 2013 – 01:56

MexMedia Group | 02 May, 2012 |

Our city is increasingly being Recognized as a national center for bioscience research and innovation. It is served by four civilian health care systems, along With Other hospitals, specialty providers and more than 4, 000 physicianst.

Also It is becoming the home of U.S. military medicine. The Department of Defense is currently Consolidating its Army and Air Force hospitals into the San Antonio Military Medical Center, the nation's largest military medical treatment center, with a training complex for U.S. military medics.

These industries are leading engines of San Antonio's economy With An annual economic impact of $ 24.5 billion. They employ one out of every six people in the city's workforce and pay more than $ 6.5 billion in wages and salaries Annually.

With Such a budding industry in our city former Mayor Henry Cisneros Along with Joe Krier, former president and CEO of The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, had the notion to create BioMed SA With The objective of having a cluster structure and organization to Promote San Antonio's EXTENSIVE health care and bioscience assets. Its main purpose is Establishing it as a leader in health care and bioscience.

  • BioMed SA determined to five disease areas in San Antonio Which has assets of national and international caliber:
  • Diabetes and obesity
  • Military / regenerative medicine (wound care and trauma)
  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer care and research
  • Infectious diseases

Always on the lookout for new business prospects and investments BioMed SA works-internationally Participating in trade missions. Most recently, Mayor Julian Castro Traveled to Israel and signed an agreement to Work with BioJesuralem, where the organizaciones will work together to Facilitate relationships Between companies and institutions, helping the economy and health of Both regions.

Here are some facts about the five areas addressed by BioMed SA:

Diabetes and obesity

• Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in America, the sixth in Texas and the fourth in Bexar County.

• 60% percent of San Antonians who are of Hispanic descent are twice as likely as non-Hispanics to Develop type 2 diabetes.


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