Companies engaged in medical device, neuro stimulation, clinical IT, blood test products, implantable batteries, imaging software and medical instruments are thriving in Plano. This is due, in part, to great increases in global demand for healthcare. Major health and medical employers includes: Texas Health Plano, Medical City Plano, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Abbott and Reata Pharmaceuticals.
Area R&D assets include three medical schools: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, University of North Texas Health Science Center and Baylor University Medical Center. Strong concentrations in IT and software industries provide transferable skills for medical device manufacturing.
Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical)
"As the neuromodulation division of St. Jude Medical, we are focused on developing, manufacutring and marketing advanced technologies used by physicians to treat chronic pain and other neurological disorders. We selected Plano as our home because of its positive business, academic and community environment. Plano offers easy access to highly-ranked hospitals, great universities, affordable housing and DFW International Airport - a cost-efficient transportation and distribution hub. On balance, Plano is a great place to build a business." read more