July 1, 2016

The Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD) Office and Laboratory Facility, creates an environment for commercializing products derived from intellectual property emanating from biotechnology research labs and entrepreneurial innovations. Currently, two tenants rent office and laboratory space at 1802 South 1st Street, Temple, Texas: Neurofront Technology, LLC and WashSense, Inc.

Jason H. Huang, MD, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor Scott & White Health, Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine is developing a prototype device for non-invasive stroke monitoring at Neurofront Technology, LLC.

WashSense, Inc. offers a hand hygiene measurement and infection management system designed to address compliance and Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) reduction in healthcare facilities, which targets a 34 Billion dollar problem that results in 100,000 deaths annually in the United States.

WashSense, Inc. provides the hardware and software to hospitals that measures Hospital Care Worker’s hand washing and is in the process of developing beta testing at sites, including Baylor Scott & White Health. WashSense can demonstrate through its data how effective hand hygiene is and if it’s not a problem, other issues can be considered.

The THBD facility is a collaboration among THBD, Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple College, AgriLife Research (Blacklands), and City of Temple.

The THBD Facility consists of 5,000 square feet of office, lab, and conference space with access to a variety of Common Lab Equipment including:

  • Instron E10000 Linear Torsion Testing System
  • Leica Microscope LMD7000 Microdissection System
  • nanoString nCounter Molecular Detection System
  • Stratasys Objet 350 Connex2 3-D Printer
  • Thermo Scientific 1300 Series A2 Bio Safety Hood
  • Fisher Isotemp Lab Incubator
  • Sorvall Legend XTR Cell Culture Centrifuge
  • Thermo Scientific Forma 88000 Series minus 80 deg C Freezer
  • Labconco Flask Scrubber
  • Thermo Scientific Dry Block Heater
  • Thermo Scientific Precision Water Bath
  • Thermo Scientific Dry Block Heater
  • BioRad C1000 Thermo Cycler

“The number one job for the THBD is to recruit good, viable companies to the facility and to support current tenants. Jack Hart, THBD executive director, said. “We work with The Temple Economic Development Corporation to spread the word that we have office and lab space available to support the bioscience industry.”

For more information on the Temple Health and Bioscience District, please visit templebioscience.org.