Disease Research and Collaboration in San Antonio

Collaboration Runs Strong in San Antonio

San Antonio is known for the variety of bioscience researchers and facilities that are available and accessible to support industry. Companies can contact institutions directly or leverage BioMedSA to make connections.


Infectious Disease R&D by the Numbers


Clinical trials annually


Publications in the last 3 years


Only NIH primate center with a BSL-4 lab


Square feet dedicated lab space for infectious disease research


Granted in research awards in the last 3 years

No Limits on Infectious Disease Experience in San Antonio

San Antonio researchers study all infectious diseases in dedicated labs of all safety levels (BSL-2, BSL-3 and BSL-4) and with a wide variety of animal models, including multiple primate species.

Some of the diseases studied include:

  • Anthrax
  • Hepatitis-C
  • Hemorrhagic fever viruses
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Leading Infectious Diseases
  • Drug-resistant Superbugs
  • Pertussis
  • Fungal diseases
  • Neglected tropical diseases

Wound Care/Trauma by the Facts


Clinical trials annually


Origin of negative pressure wound therapy commercialization


Only DOD Level 1 Trauma Center in the US


Only DOD Burn Center in the US


Only place in world with 72 hr ICU medical flight animal study capability

Comprehensive R&D Leveraging the Largest Military Health Complex in the US

Trauma, burns, wound healing, emergency medicine, orthopedics, and tissue regeneration are all important aspects of San Antonio’s bioscience ecosystem, leveraging resources in the military, academic and private sectors to move medicine forward.

Some of the wound care / trauma studied include:

  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Airway management
  • Medical devices for the ER
  • Orthopedic implants
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Extremity trauma
  • Life support
  • Craniofacial
  • Whole blood
  • Combat casualty care
  • Burn and wound healing therapies
  • Orthotics and prosthetics

Neurological Disorders/Aging Key Attributes


Dedicated centers of excellence


The largest marmoset colony in the US dedicated to aging research


Aging Centers


The world’s largest research group focused on combat-related PTSD and related conditions


Only NIA Alzheimer's Center in TX

Health Improvements in Neurosciences and Aging from San Antonio

The large numbers of dedicated researchers, research centers, and collaborations with industry are making a difference in a variety of neurological conditions, including aging.

Some of the diseases studied include:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Autism
  • Parkinson’s
  • PTSD
  • Aging

Cancer R&D by the Numbers


Clinical trials annually

No. 1

Largest state cancer research investment program in the US

1 of 2

Centers in the US dedicated to pediatric cancer research


FDA-approved cancer treatments in use today originated in San Antonio


Commercially available photo-acoustic / ultrasound cancer diagnostic developed here

No. 1

Largest breast cancer scientific conference in the world

San Antonio is Making a Difference in Cancer

Research and drug development support are readily available in San Antonio, creating and translating new treatments, diagnostics, and preventatives.

Some of the cancers studied include:

  • Women’s Cancers
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hematology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Diagnostics
  • Photo-acoustic imaging
  • Therapeutics

For more information on specific R&D in San Antonio, contact BioMedSA.


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