UT-Baptist Research Park

Future Development

Memphis Bioworks Innovation Center
Memphis Bioworks Innovation Center
Memphis Bioworks Innovation Center
Memphis Bioworks Innovation Center

The UT-Baptist Research Park offers a flexible office and laboratory environment. Above is a sample floor plan from a research building on the campus. Space can be further customized and equipped for research and business needs.

With laboratory and research space available from 1,000 to over 100,000 square feet, the proposed Memphis Bioworks Innovation Center provides the flexibility to accommodate tenants of all sizes. Space can be custom designed to fit each tenant’s initial needs and also provide for future expansion within the UT-Baptist Research Park.

The tower is designed as laboratory “shell space” providing flexibility for a variety of future uses. A primary component of the research park is a vivarium and laboratory facility connected to the tower and designed to support research needs for tenants. The research tower footprint comprises approximately 230,000 square feet in eight floors. And the tower includes expansion of the vivarium to approximately 40,000 square feet, with the flexibility to expand even more in the future.


  • Direct access to Vivarium Facilities
  • Access to Cadaveric Training Facilities
  • Fiber Optic Connection into Internet 2 and other Research Networks
  • Redundant Mechanical and Electrical Capacity
  • Flexible Lab to Office Ratios
  • Located in the Heart of the Memphis Medical Center
  • Conference and Training Space Located on the Ground Floor
  • Ample Parking Available Within Close Proximity to the Project
  • Easy Access to the BSL-3 Regional Biocontainment Laboratory
  • The Project is Seeking LEED Silver Certification
  • Underground Loading Docks Providing Easy Access to the Building Interior

A Strategic Location

Four of the World’s top Pharmaceutical Companies, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Merck (Schering-Plough), all have major operations in Memphis along with Medco (Accredo), McKesson, Baxter and DDN.

A Regional Clinical Cluster

Memphis is home to Baptist Memorial Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Methodist University Hospital, The MED, Memphis Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and the internationally recognized St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Home to Contract Medical Manufacturing Firms

Local firms include Sandvik Medical Solutions, Engineered Medical Systems (EMS), Y&W Technologies, Onyx Medical Corporation, Millstone Medical Outsourcing, and many others.

11 Colleges and Universities

Memphis is home to several institutions of higher learning with dedicated programs in the biosciences and medical fields. These include the Southern College of Optometry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and College of Pharmacy, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, and the University of Memphis Department of Biomedical Engineering. Of the approximate 6,800 area graduates each year, 32% (almost 2,200) earn bioscience-related degrees.

Distribution and Shipping

Memphis is the International Corporate Headquarters and world hub for FedEx, which has made Memphis International Airport the world’s busiest cargo airport for each of the last 18 years. Memphis offers the latest cut-off times for next-day delivery in the U.S., giving Memphis-based operations a strategic advantage for any time-critical bioscience business.

Readily Available Warehousing

Memphis boasts more than 160 million square feet of warehouse space with an average size for current construction of approximately 500,000 square feet (over 11 acres) per building.

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