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BioHouston engineers footprint for new biotech business park By Mary Ann Azevedo - Houston Business Journal - Aug 13, 2006 https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2006/08/14/story6.html Despite the underlying notion of dueling biotech parks, the planners behind a new biotech resource center and business park that was announced this week insist the venture will not compete with the nearby UT Research Park. BioHouston outlined plans this week for the new BioHouston Resource Center and Genesis Biotechnology Park, a conglomeration of office and lab space designed to assist start-up life science companies on the road to commercialization. The Houston-based organization plans to move its headquarters from the Houston Technology Center in Midtown to the new biotech park at 2555 Holly Hall near the intersection of El Rio, which is about a mile south of the Texas Medical Center. Sixteen life science companies already lease space in the six-building area, which will now be known as the Genesis Biotechnology Park, according to BioHouston President and CEO Jacqueline Northcut Waugh. Those companies include Introgen Therapeutics Inc., PLx Pharma Inc., Nanospectra Biosciences Inc. and ThromboVision Inc. Waugh says Genesis Biotechnology Park will not compete -- and will collaborate -- with the much-ballyhooed UT Research Park, a joint venture between The University of Texas M.D. Anderson and the UT Health Science Center at Houston that is also located in the Med Center. Waugh says the Genesis Park is more about creating a conglomeration of life science firms than building real estate from the ground up. The landlord of the six buildings that make up the park, Western General Holding Co., "gets the concept of biotechnology," says Waugh, and as such, has created a welcoming environment for life science start-ups.