Life Sciences & Healthcare
Texas’ strong life sciences industry stems from a robust academic research infrastructure across the state and a high concentration of life science, research, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and employees in communities like Irving-Las Colinas. Texas is home to more than 5,000 life science and research firms and 100,000 workers in related fields.
Irving-Las Colinas-based Fortune 500 companies that work in the life sciences and healthcare space include Kimberly- Clark, Celanese and McKesson Corporation, which relocated its corporate headquarters to Irving-Las Colinas in 2018. A number of other industry leaders have major operations in Irving-Las Colinas and are located just minutes from one of the world’s top academic medical centers, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Irving-Las Colinas is also home to the Texas Center for Proton Therapy, the first of its kind in North Texas. When it opened in 2015, it provided the first and only access for North Texans to this specialized cancer treatment option, eliminating the need for patients to travel to Houston or Oklahoma City for treatment.
Whether it is the latest in healthcare technology or pharmaceuticals, a robust offering of healthcare providers and medical facilities, or healthcare support services, Irving-Las Colinas has the health of our community top of mind.