About Us

A primary goal of the Texas Biomedical Device Center is to link business partners with novel medical technologies that result from the center’s research, ultimately driving economic activity in North Texas. By fostering interactions between researchers at UT Dallas and clinicians and investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the TxBDC creates an environment for biomedical engineering innovation and unique opportunities to tightly integrate the teaching, research and clinical missions of both institutions.

An investment of $13 million from two donors and matching funds from the University of Texas System Board of Regents established the Texas Biomedical Device Center in 2012.

The lead gift of $3 million from Texas Instruments triggered a $5 million gift from an anonymous donor, and both gifts generated a $5 million match from the Board of Regents through the University of Texas System Research Incentive Program.

Much of the center’s research is conducted in the state-of-the-art, four-story, 192,000-square-foot Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory (pictured left). The center will move to the Bioengineering and Sciences Building after construction is complete.

Mission Statement

The Texas Biomedical Device Center (TxBDC) seeks to identify and provide funding validation for researchers who have created the most innovative projects aimed at treatments and cures for catastrophic diseases.

Core Values

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Focused Innovation
  • Validation
  • Accountability