The Temple Health and Bioscience District was created as a result of legislation passed by the State of Texas in 2003 and approved by Temple voters to establish the district in that same year. The first such district created in Texas, Temple’s Health and Bioscience District is devoted to the development and creation of health and bioscience / biotechnology opportunities within the City of Temple. The district is eligible to receive Federal, State, and private grants. In addition, the district will identify and recruit biotech and life science - related businesses to locate in Temple.

Temple, Texas is located halfway between San Antonio and Dallas on I-35 and has been busy becoming a hub for medicine, medical research and technology.