The Temple Health & Bioscience District (THBD) is the only such district established in the State of Texas, and is devoted to the creation and development of healthcare and bioscience/biotechnology opportunities within the City of Temple. To assert this mission, THBD is a signatory to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in 2009 among Temple-based Participating Entities (Collaborators) for the establishment and operation of the THBD Office and Laboratory Facility. The Key Collaborators are Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple College, Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System of Central Texas, Blackland Research and Extension Center, and the City of Temple. Information on each Partner Institution may be found at the following links.