BioAustinCTX Featured in Austin Forum

on Technology and Society

Dr. Scott Collins, President of BioAustinCTX, is presenting along with Dr. Nishi Viswanath of UT Dell Medical School about the landscape of health tech, med-tech and biotech, explaining the terms and their scope, the kinds of technologies in use and under development, and what the landscape is now and the future may hold.

Join us in person August 2 at 6pm.
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The Trade Promotion Agency of Costa Rica-PROCOMER with base in Houston, Texas is a government entity that facilitates free of charge services to connecting with Costa Rica´s contract manufacturers in industries such as Medical Devices, Electronics, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Automation, and Software Engineers for supporting the development of enterprise and digital transformation projects, among others. Over 380 high-tech companies, 40 of Fortune 500, and 12 out of the top 30 MedTech OEM´s have established operations in Costa Rica. With that said, our Advanced Manufacturing ecosystem becomes a natural market in Latin America for US companies interested in reducing supply chain risks related to sourcing from Eastern Europe and Asia. Contact us so you can learn about our free of charge services and year-round events!

Upcoming Events:
*Registration upon request to: and*
September 20-22
Contract Manufacturing Tour
VIP visit to Costa Rica including meals, transfers, tour plants and 1-on-1 tailored business agenda.

September 27-29
Buyers Trade Mission – BTM
Main annual event to source from Costa Rica. Focused on tailored 1-on-1 business meetings with Contract Manufacturers including social events, meals, and transfers.

October 4-7
Virtual Buyers Trade Mission
For those who cannot travel to either the Contract Manufacturing Tour or BTM we will host a match making week with a tailored 1-on-1 business agenda.

BioAustinCTX Member Benefits Through BIO Business Solutions

UPS Healthcare brings reliability, scalability and security to life science companies every day. Its portfolio of end-to-end services is well-suited to meet today’s complex logistics demands for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and laboratory diagnostic industries. Learn exactly how from UPS Healthcare.

Through BioAustinCTX’s partnership with UPS Healthcare, you get access to exclusive rates on a full suite of UPS® services. And, after recent renegotiations, the savings have gotten even better. While the same popular shipping services, like UPS Next Day Air®, and UPS Worldwide Express, remain at reduced rates, the price band range to qualify for discounts is narrower. For example, a company that spends $1,500 to $4,999.99 weekly for UPS Next Day Air® shipping now receives a 60% discount rather than a 50-55% discount under the previous arrangement.

As a BioAustinCTX member, be confident that your critical healthcare shipments will be delivered timely and with care by a quality-focused and patient-driven organization.

BioAustinCTX Members Save Up To:

  • 74% on UPS Next Day Air®
  • 59% on UPS 2nd Day Air® & UPS 3 Day Select Services®
  • 51% on UPS Ground® Commercial Services
  • 68%on UPS Worldwide International Services

    Local Events

    Aug 2
    6-8 PM

    How Biotech, Health Tech and Med Tech are Advancing Healthcare

    Health technologies experts Dr. Nishi Viswanath of UT Dell Medical School and Dr. Scott Collins of BioAustinCTX will survey the landscape of health tech, med-tech and biotech, explaining the terms and scope of technologies in use and under development and what the future may hold.

    Aug 3
    5-8:30 PM

    A-List Awards

    This is the eleventh year that the Austin Chamber will celebrate Austin’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit at the A-LIST Awards, introducing visionary founders and the exciting new companies that create the most important audiences in Texas and beyond.

    Aug 18
    12-1 PM

    ATC Unplugged: “Transparency Sells Better Than Perfection”

    In this virtual talk, we explore the science of how we, as humans, engage, prioritize, decide, and ultimately buy. We then dig into how to immediately apply those learnings to our messaging, positioning, and overall buying journey.

    Aug 25
    8:30-10 AM

    RoboBoss: Get to Know your Business through RPA and AI

    Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) are changing the way we play and work, with novel applications in building and advancing efficient enterprises. Carlos Martin, CEO of, will share his insights.

    Aug 25
    11:30AM-1 PM

    THE HEALTH CELL: Rise of AI in Clinical Trials Luncheon

    —ATTEND IN PERSON— New drug development is a huge endeavor that can take 15 years, cost > $2B and still have a 80 – 90% failure rate. Now new applications of AI may streamline this process by predictive modeling that increases drug safety, decreases development cost and time to market, and improves overall patient outcomes.

    Aug 26
    8 AM

    Swirlds Labs: Accelerating the future of Web3 on Hedera

    Hear from the team that founded and built out Hedera, the most used, sustainable, enterprise-grade public ledger for the decentralized economy. Co-CEO Mance Harmon will address how Swirlds Labs continues to develop and support the Hedera network. They are building additional components that enable faster adoption, and are working on ‘moonshot’ projects that will change the way humans and organizations have privacy, security, and trust in cyberspace.

    Sept 8
    5:30-9 PM

    2022 BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare & Bioscience

    The BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience celebrates local and national innovators in the healthcare and bioscience industry, including patient care, education, research and development, leadership, public policy and medical technology.

    In 2022, the Innovation Award will be presented at a formal dinner in San Antonio, where healthcare and bioscience industry leaders can come together to celebrate healthcare innovation. The dinner will highlight and contribute to the collaborative spirit of the life science industry in San Antonio. Old associations will be rekindled in person and new relationships formed as industry leaders interact during the social hour preceding the dinner and the networking time after the dinner.

    Sept 13
    12 PM

    UT Austin College of Natural Sciences Technology & Science Career Fair IN PERSON

    The fair offers employers a great opportunity to meet diverse undergraduate and graduate students from all majors, promote your open positions, and build your brand with UT Austin students.

    Sept 21
    8 AM

    Institute for Biomedical Entrepreneurship (IBE)

    The IBE is a non-profit celebrating 5 years of helping entrepreneurs accelerate the flow of ideas to the marketplace. The IBE program is a 5 day experiential program that includes a mix of classroom work and hands on project work. Advisors work with participants over the 5 day program to develop and refine their pitch and present to an investor panel on the final day. Since its inception, the IBE has helped over 40 companies launch and over 50 corporate projects see success in the marketplace.

    Sept 21
    11 AM

    UT Austin College of Natural Sciences Technology & Science Career Fair VIRTUAL

    The fair offers employers a great opportunity to meet diverse undergraduate and graduate students from all majors, promote your open positions, and build your brand with UT Austin students.

    Sept 22, 7:30AM-6:30PM
    Sept 23, 8AM-2PM

    2022 iC3 Life Science Summit

    The BioNTX iC³ Life Science Summit serves as the forum where leaders come together to discuss strategy, exhibit the broad spectrum of North Texas bioscience research, and where the latest innovation, products and services can be seen. Attendees range from the startup community through large multinationals representing industry sectors such as biotech, pharmaceuticals, healthcare companies, academic research institutions, innovators, and leaders. Also attending will be business development executives, vendor partners, investors, and talent seeking new opportunities.

    Webinars & Virtual Events

    Aug 3
    12-12:30 PM

    vcfo Webinar(1 of 3): Reactivate Your Recruiting Strategies with Data

    Do you understand the financial benefit of having a strategic HR partner involved in every stage of the employee lifecycle? Part 1 of vcfo’s three-part webinar series begins with full cycle recruitment, discussing how people-first strategies can help scale your organization.

    Sept 8
    11 AM

    Driving Value from Tax: Cash Incentives Available to Texas Life Sciences Companies

    Join us to learn about Federal and State incentives available for companies in the life sciences industry.

    Local News

    Lantern Pharma Receives FDA Authorization to Initiate its Phase 2 Clinical Trial, Harmonic™ for their New Drug LP-300

    Lantern Pharma Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company using its proprietary RADR® artificial intelligence (“A.I.”) and machine learning (“ML”) platform to transform the cost, pace, and timeline of oncology drug discovery and development, announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Company to proceed with its Phase 2 clinical trial, Harmonic™, for its investigational new drug LP-300.

    Nanoscope Therapeutics Receives Breakthrough Technologies Award at the OIS Retina Innovation Summit

    Nanoscope Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing gene therapies for retinal degenerative diseases, announced that the Company was chosen for Breakthrough Technologies Award at OIS Retina Innovation Summit in New York. The award is granted to a single company that demonstrates groundbreaking technological innovation, selected by Medical and Industry Peers.


    ACC Impact Labs

    Austin Community College District’s Innovative Manufacturing Partnerships Accelerating Central Texas (IMPACT) Lab is a business incubator that prepares aspiring manufacturers and established entrepreneurs for success by giving access to the lab’s numerous manufacturing tools: 3D printers, CNC, laser cutters, CAD software, and more. Now accepting applications on a rolling basis through Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), our incubation partner.

    The IMPACT Lab is looking for innovative, digital-ready small and midsize manufacturers. The lab provides the space and resources you need to develop and iterate your physical prototypes. Apply now to utilize these amazing facilities.

    CPRIT Product Development Program Applications for FY 2023

    CPRIT’s Product Development Research Program funds projects at Texas-based companies developing novel products or services intended to benefit cancer patients.

    CPRIT’s Oversight Committee approved four FY 2023 requests for applications (RFAs) for the Product Development Research program. The Oversight Committee approved changes to the product development application and review process for the FY 2023 review cycle. 

    CPRIT plans to open the portal to receive preliminary applications in August 2022.

    Downstream Effects of Inadequate Complaint Handling

    Post-market surveillance is a critical component of your product lifecycle, and how you handle those responsibilities will have downstream effects on both your business and the patients your devices serve.

    As you receive feedback and complaints begin to trickle in, you have a choice. Do you focus on building out a streamlined, cross-functional process for handling those complaints and acting on them? Or do you put one person in charge of your entire process and hope that complaints reach the right people?

    I hate to say it, but too many companies take the latter path. So, let’s take a look at what can happen when your complaint handling isn’t up to par.

    Selecting The Ideal PMCF Activity »

    A post-market clinical follow-up (PMCF) plan must describe general and specific activities (or methods) that gather data on clinical performance and safety. Read our Guide to Post-Market Clinical Follow-Up (PMCF) Activities for an in-depth overview of both generic and specific PMCF activities and gain valuable, actionable guidance on how and when to include these activities in your PMCF plan.

    Austin Community College

    Austin Community College biotechnology or computer science interns are available Email Kathryn Naughton for more information

    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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    AMDM IVD Job Board


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    Austin Technology Council (ATC) Jobs

    Babylon Health

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    Black Diamond Networks

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    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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    University of Texas at Austin, Department of Molecular Biosciences

    We are seeking industry partners to provide information about the desired types of skills that companies seek in UT students applying for positions or internships. We will have a virtual event in early or mid August to gather this information. You must have knowledge of hiring and skills at your company. Contact Karen Browning for more information.

    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.

    UT needs your help

    The IC2 Institute is exploring the impact of Dell Medical School (DMS) across Central Texas. We ask members of BioAustinCTX, especially C-level executives, to reach out to Dr. Gregory Pogue if you are willing to participate in a brief focus group and/or provide feedback on your experience with DMS and the impacts it has created. We would like to host the focus group in early December – please let us know your availability and interest. Thank you!

    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, 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).