Texas Medical Center - Houston With 190 life science and biotechnology companies, 100 cutting-edge hospitals and health clinics, and some of the United States’ top research facilities located here, the Houston region is the heart of the biotechnology, nanotechnology and life science industries. Houston is the birthplace of nanotechnology and is home to the largest medical complex in the world - the Texas Medical Center. Houston’s Texas Medical Center provides access to internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer research, cardio-care, pediatrics and infectious disease vaccines. All of the institutions located at Texas Medical Center are not-for-profit, and are dedicated to the highest standards of patient care, research, and education. Either not-for-profit or government, these institutions include 21 renowned hospitals with 7 acute care, 6 pediatric care, and 8 specialty care facilities; 3 public health organizations; 2 universities; 3 medical schools; 6 nursing programs; 2 pharmacy schools; a dental school; 8 academic and research institutions; and 13 support organizations. As the largest employer in Houston, Texas Medical Center is home to the largest concentration of medical professional and experts anywhere; one of the first, and still the largest, air ambulance service; a very successful inter-institutional transplant program; three Level 1 trauma centers; and more heart surgeries than anywhere else in the world. In the Spring of 2014, Houston will launch Medical World Americas . Inspired and powered by world-renowned MEDICA and in collaboration with the Texas Medical Center and its institutions. As the first “World of MEDICA”™ show to launch in North America, this groundbreaking trade event is unrivaled in scale, scope and caliber in the United States. Leading practitioners, researchers, experts and educators will join in Houston, Texas and gain access to the unequalled resources and opportunities assembled only here. It's all here, at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas -- and it’s here for everyone.