BioAustinCTX Welcomes New Members

Kissaou Tchedre – ACC

Dr. Linnea Fletcher – Executive Director of InnovATBIO 

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Local Events

Apr 4
9AM – 12PM

April ATC Roundtable Breakfast – 3 Keys to CEO Success with Joel Trammell

In this class you will learn three essential insights from a CEO who has been there and done it.

April 14
12PM – 4PM

The 18th Annual BioHouston Chili Cook-off

One of the Houston life science community’s largest and most popular networking events where the BioHouston community gathers for a good time and…LOTS OF CHILI!

April 18

Nucleate Austin: State of Biotech Panel

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking to learn more about opportunities in life science innovation? Come join Nucleate Austin for a conversation on the state of early-stage biotech entrepreneurship in Austin! Discussion will be led by Cain McClary (Partner at KdT Ventures), Matt Lyons (Partner @ Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati), and Dan Hussey (Associate Director of IP Licensing @ UT Austin’s Office of Technology Commercialization). Light refreshments and networking opportunities will be provided.

April 19
All Day

BioFest Invest

BioFest Invest is an annual spring event that brings together potential investors from across the nation and Texas bioscience companies seeking investment funding, while sharing best practices, connections, and valuable advice. The day-long event includes relevant speakers and panelists on valuable topics relevant to bioscience companies. Organizations that provide support to bioscience entrepreneurs will also be on-site to provide information.

Apr 20
5:30 PM

The Science of Socializing™ is coming to Austin!

Azzur’s Science of Socializing™ is coming to Austin and we don’t want you to miss it! Azzur’s Science of Socializing™ is coming to Austin, TX on March 9th to host a LIVE networking event at Punchbowl Social and we don’t want you to miss it! Grab a drink and something to eat, catch up with colleagues, and mingle with other industry professionals. Food and Beverages are on us – We hope to see you there!

Apr 21

Horsman McFadden Scholarship Golf Tournament

The best ball scramble tournament is scheduled for April 21, 2023, and we invite your participation! Proceeds from the annual tournament help HSC team members and their dependents pursue higher education goals and ultimately change their lives for the better.

May 3
All Day

InnoTech Austin

InnoTech Austin, the Technology and Security Conference, creates an environment where education, innovation, peer-to-peer networking and the latest technology and business solutions are all available specifically for IT professionals. 

June 26
8:30 AM

Envisioning the Next Bioscience Workforce

InnovATEBIO, the National Biotechnology Education Center, funded by the National Science Foundation, and located at Austin Community College is hosting a summit at the National Academies of Science focusing on biotechnology emerging technologies. On June 26th thought leaders, industry CEOs, alumni, students, 2- and 4-year biotechnology educators, and governmental organizations will share information on the state of biotechnology in the nation. There will be opportunities to network and meet alumni and view student posters.

Webinars & Virtual Events

April 6 @ 7PM
April 7 @ 1PM

Why the FDA Cares about Human Factors and So Should You

If you are developing a medical device or healthcare product that will need FDA clearance, you should be familiar with the FDA’s expected Human Factors process. FDA submissions will need to include proof that the product is safe and effective for use by intended users in the intended use environment. In this presentation, we will introduce the audience to the field of Human Factors, discuss why the FDA regulates Human Factors, and review the FDA’s expected Human Factors process that focuses on use error identification and mitigation. We will also outline the benefits of incorporating Human Factors into the product development process. Audience discussion and questions will be encouraged. 

Register today April 6 at 7:00PM or April 7 at 1:00PM

April 19

Telling your Medical Device’s Story to Regulatory Agencies

While regulation is generally viewed as documenting how your device is compliant, it also includes explaining how your device came to be and why that matters. Join NAMSA for this upcoming webinar where we will explore the advice of several experienced regulatory experts and provide pragmatic recommendations on how to tell a clear and compelling story to regulatory agencies.

June 13-14

NAMSA Training Series: Biological Safety – Course A

NAMSA’s Biological Safety Training Series is geared toward medical device professionals who require a working knowledge of biological safety and biocompatibility. Participants, through hands-on exercises, will demonstrate how to use standards to establish a biological safety evaluation, perform appropriate documentation and implementation of an evaluation plan, and review risk assessments and practice evaluation of biological risk.

June 20-21

NAMSA Training Series: Biological Safety – Course B

This two-day training course is designed for those who have received certification in the NAMSA Training Series Biocompatibility of Medical Devices – Two-Day Certification (Course A). Participants, through hands-on exercises, will learn to assess a device for biological risks, gain a better understanding of what testing is necessary and when, calculate safe limits with practical chemical characterization data, and plan an efficient strategy to endure potential obstacles

Local News

Round Rock – Primed for Growth: Strategic focus fortifies the city’s emerging life sciences sector

The award-winning Site Selection magazine, published by Conway Data, Inc., is an internationally circulated business publication covering corporate real estate and economic development. The magazine delivers expansion planning information to over 44,000 readers including corporate executives, site selection consultants, and real estate professionals.


2023 Health Wildcatters Accelerator Program

Apply to Health Wildcatters Accelerator Program to connect with a vast network of mentors and investors and accelerate your startup growth in a 3-month program with 8 to 12 other startups. Each startup will receive an investment from Health Wildcatters and many in-kind perks.

Application Due May 31, 2023

2023 Techstars Physical Health Fort Worth Accelerator Program

Apply to Techstars Accelerator Program to join one of their 3-month, mentorship-driven accelerators, receive up to $120,000 in funding, get hands-on mentorship and access to the Techstars network for life.

Applications Due June 7, 2023

BioNTX Job Board

Visit Bio North Texas job board for available job posting in the North Texas region.

Career Connections

We equip underserved jobseekers with 21st-century skills and connect them to Digital Marketing careers across the US. With a focus on underserved communities, we amplify the online presence of small businesses, while launching the careers of jobseekers.

The Global Medical Device Job Board

What if, there was a one-stop shop for candidates and companies looking for top medical device opportunities and talent, worldwide Increase your network with more than 150,000 medical device industry professionals to access exclusive top talent and list incredible jobs in the medical device industry. The job board will always be free to job seekers, and hiring companies will receive their first 90 days of unlimited job postings free.


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Aeglea Biotherapeutics

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AMDM IVD Job Board


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Austin Technology Council (ATC) Jobs

Babylon Health

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Black Diamond Networks

Multiple Positions

Commissioning Agents (CAI)

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FDA Quality and Regulatory Consultants (FDAQRC)



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Molecular Templates

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Skills Alliance

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Syneos Health

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Health Discovery Labs LLC

Health Discovery Labs is developing a medical device to address the problem of “Intensive Care Unit Acquired Weakness” (ICUAW).
Health Discovery Labs is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety of use of an innovative experimental medical device in ICU settings that could mitigate ICUAW.

You May Qualify If You:
•Are healthy, and
•Are between 18 and 65 years old.

Health Discovery Labs LLC

Health Discovery Labs is developing a medical device to address the problem of “Intensive Care Unit Acquired Weakness” (ICUAW).
Health Discovery Labs is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate the safety of use of an innovative experimental medical device in ICU settings that could mitigate ICUAW.

You May Qualify If You:
•Are healthy, and
•Are between 18 and 65 years old.

BioAustinCTX Seeking Grant Writing Volunteers

BioAustinCTX is seeking volunteers to assist with Grant Writing:
• Determines grant proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests for grant proposals (RFPs), and attending strategy meetings.
• Prepares grant proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and finalizing.
• Supported by the BioAustinCTX Board

BioAustinCTX Seeking Volunteers

BioAustinCTX is seeking help with our PR/comms/marketing strategy as our content will increase in 2022. Please complete our volunteer form and indicate what areas you are interested in volunteering in.

Austin Chamber Talent Ambassador program 

We partner with nearby businesses who offer learning opportunities (guest speakers, internships, apprenticeships, etc.), and connect them to local schools, post-secondary institutions, and those facing barriers to employment.


We are seeking volunteers to help collect and compile data to map the healthcare landscape in Austin. If interested, please fill our volunteer form.



With warm regards,
Cathy Diehl, Gretchen Upton, Hector Torres, Jason Scharf, Joe Skraba, Kristin Whitson, Lance Anderson, Mea Amor, Ryan Baird, Scott Collins, and Tim Sullivan, on behalf of BioAustinCTX and Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA).