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BioBash is Back
The next BioAustinCTX BioBash will be held at the Still Austin Whiskey Co. on March 3 from 6-9pm. We’re adding an extra hour to this event to help make up for some lost time! BioBash is free for paid current members — both professional and corporate members, and $20 for non-member attendees. Sign up early to make sure you get a spot!
Hemorai enables clinicians to extend acute care to the patient’s home via reliable continuous monitoring of clinical parameters including many that traditionally required a laboratory evaluation. We provide solutions that overall reduce the healthcare spend, while expanding access to care.
Hemorai is developer of solutions that include portable, non-invasive, and affordable devices to measure blood flow and oxygenation along with tissue metabolism in real time. The first product consists of a small wearable that reports real time blood volume and tissue metabolism changes, to help in clinical management of the critical patient from triage to treatment to disposition.
If you’re interested with helping Hemorai with clinical validation and product development, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb 8 – NIIMBL Spring 2022 Virtual Internship, Career & Job Fair – Hosted by BioNTX
Feb 10 – Women in Tech Leadership Roundtable – Hosted by ATC
Feb 16 – Finance Leadership Dinner – Hosted by ATC
Do you know the difference between mHealth gaming and gamified mHealth? Gamification refers to methodologies on how to booth engagement and retention for a specific purpose. In this sharing TechTalk, we shall discuss how gamification can be integrated into the mobile health solutions: challenges and opportunities.
Have you been wondering how to start in the crypto space? Is the world currency changing from fiat currency to digital currency? Would you be able to use cryptocurrency to pay for groceries, clothes, vehicles etc… Earn while you Learn about this growing block chain technology in a membership reward program that pays rewards to members based upon the value of membership package purchased.
Always wanted to start an Healthcare Tech Startup? Now we have a complete blueprint for you start your own Healthcare Tech Startup Business. During our tech startup program you will learn and navigate through tools, software, hardware, platforms, resources, projects, processes, methods and strategies to penetrate your own Healthcare Tech Startup Business into different market.s and industries. For more information visit our website at Atechup.com
Telemedicine means to provide with healthcare solutions over distance remotely with information technology. The telemedicine industry is a very promising industry with high demand in the coming years. Make an investment today and receive the proper training and market insights for delivering your own telemedicine startup into the market
Under-served communities have consistently seen lack of funding support from the financial industry. Despite attempts by government and public policy, this challenge continues to divide American communities and our nation’s future. This presentation addresses the soft skills needed in requesting and borrowing money for minority and women owned businesses.
For too long, we have had this stereotypical image in our head of who can be and what exactly is a scientist. No longer should those stereotypes stand, for anyone can be in STEM. Learn how we can increase the representation of underrepresented groups in STEM and emphasize that THIS IS WHAT A SCIENTIST LOOKS LIKE!
Negotiating a big loan contract and want to make sure you don’t leave money on the table? Take time to learn what negotiation skills can make a difference. This webinar will walk you through area of negotiation and business.
Imagine revitalizing yourself by engaging with and learning from some of the best and brightest women in the life sciences. Imagine that, when you speak, others listen intently and enter into important conversations with you, giving you new ideas, perspective, and motivation. Imagine making that life-changing connection in the sunny city of Tampa, FL.
The Life Science Women’s Conference (LSWC) creates an environment where women (working, or desiring to work in, all areas of life science) can network and collaborate with regard to entrepreneurship, professional development, inspiration, funding, career enhancement, scientific and technical updates.
Identify the obstacles women working in the life sciences face and work to remove them alongside us. We help alleviate the human resource and talent shortage that the life sciences face, while helping to ensure women reach their full potential. The event is March 1st & 2nd, 2022. All are welcome.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Marie Benedict will discuss her latest book with AWIS. Her Hidden Genius features Rosalind Franklin, PhD, the x-ray crystallographer who uncovered the helical nature of DNA, and the challenges she faced as a woman in science including family expectations, a sexist work environment, and deteriorating physical health from repeated radiation.
Austin Technology Council is kicking off the first in-person SXSW in two years with its signature Gateway party. Join hundreds of other Austin-area and visiting techies for an evening of networking and all-around fun.
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.
After a rigorous screening process, invited companies are able to present their pitch decks during the event. Investors are able to view company pitches and connect with company representatives live or virtually after the event. Judges will evaluate the pitches to award a cash prize of $10,000. The cost for companies to present is $150 for members of Bio organizations or $250 for non-members.
The City of San Antonio, the San Antonio Economic Development Corporation (SAEDC), and VelocityTX are proud to host the Third Military Medical Industry Day on April 19, 2022, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Military Medical Industry Day events are intended to bring together military researcher organizations, industry, academia, non-profit organizations, and other organizations to exchange ideas and enable collaborative medical research and development (R&D), discuss military needs, obtain information on funding opportunities, and enable community commercialization opportunities to address needs and create lifesaving technologies.
The 2022 AMDM Annual IVD Regulatory Meeting and FDA Submissions Workshop Are Going Hybrid
In an effort to allow attendees to participate and engage in our events no matter where they are, the 2022 Annual IVD Regulatory Meeting and FDA Submissions Workshop, will be held at the Bethesda Marriot Hotel, in Bethesda, MD as a hybrid event allowing for in-person or virtual participation. Mark your calenders. Registration will open by March 1.
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LIFE SCIENCE INDUSTRY NEWS
Local Life Science Headlines
TechFW’s Nanoscope Therapeutics Announces FDA Clearance of IND for MCO-010 Gene Therapy in Stargardt Patients
Nanoscope Therapeutics Inc. has received IND clearance from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a Phase 2 trial of its Multi-Characteristic Opsin (MCO-010) ambient-light activatable optogenetic monotherapy to restore vision in Stargardt patients.
In this overview report of the AI market in pharma, read about how AI-related deals are not just growing in number but also growing in size, while its use-cases are increasingly solving COVID-related challenges
A new data-rich report by the National Science Foundation confirms China has overtaken the United States as the world’s leader in several key scientific metrics, including the overall number of papers published and patents awarded. U.S. scientists also have serious competition from foreign researchers in certain fields, it finds.
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is still breaking records for hospital overcrowding and new cases. The US is logging nearly 800,000 cases a day, hospitals are starting to fray, and deaths in the US have topped 850,000. Schools oscillate from remote to in-person learning, polarizing communities.
A portable neuromodulation device can put the user in a meditative state with the potential to ease chronic pain, according to its teenage inventors. The Fluxwear Shift pulses electromagnetic energy into the user’s brain, synchronizing neurons in patterns that resemble meditation, said Kamran Ansari, the company’s 16-year-old CEO.
International Industry Interests
The number of individuals over 40 with dementia will nearly triple worldwide and double in the United States by 2050 unless steps are taken to address risk factors, new research suggests. Results from a study of 195 countries and territories estimates that by 2050, 153 million people are expected to have dementia worldwide — up from 57 million in 2019.
INDUSTRY RESOURCES & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
After a rigorous screening process, invited companies are able to present their pitch decks during the event. Investors are able to view company pitches and connect with company representatives live or virtually after the event. Judges will evaluate the pitches to award a cash prize of $10,000. The cost for companies to present is $150 for members of Bio organizations or $250 for non-members. This is open to Texas companies only.
Deadline to Apply: February 18, 2022
For more information about the BioFest Invest Program, visit https://www.biomedsa.org/biofest
Staying on top of regulations doesn’t just mean knowing the “hard intel” such as new guidances and rules. It also requires tracking the “soft intel” — or the trends in thinking that could influence the next wave of regulations.
Fuelled by the successful utilisation of the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines, we report on the latest RNA therapeutics research coming out of academia and industry.
With cyberattacks becoming increasingly common and complex, many industry experts are expressing concerns over the potential security risk for medical devices. Let’s take an in-depth look at three of the biggest challenges for medical device security today, as well as three solutions that may help avoid a cyber catastrophe.
This publication shoes the latest industry thinking in all areas of pharmaceuticals and is essential reading for those who want to thrive while navigating the impact of Covid-19.
All medical devices go through well defined stages in a product’s lifecycle, and it’s critical to have smooth transitions between these stages. One of the most important (and often most difficult) transitions is the transfer from design to manufacturing.
The Health Cell, San Antonio’s premier networking and leadership development organization for healthcare and bioscience professionals, is calling for presenter nominations for its annual innovative storytelling event.
The State of the Industry is a once-a-year opportunity to bring your pioneering work, research, product, or company into the spotlight for a broad audience of regional and global leaders.
Thursday, March 24, 2022.
Attn: Austin area startups & entrepreneurs. Apply to Texas Health Catalyst @ Dell Medical School to receive consulting and customized guidance for your health product idea or discovery. The program is a great starting point for startups looking to explore collaborations with Dell Med clinicians and local healthcare industry mentors. All Austin area companies and entrepreneurs are eligible to apply including UT Austin spinouts. Areas of interest: Therapeutics, Devices, Diagnostics/Research Tools, Digital Health/Software.
WOMEN IN LIFE SCIENCE & WOMEN’S HEALTH
The Association for Women in Science Virtual Career Fair aims to connect AWIS members and all women in science with employers seeking top talent. This aligns with AWIS’ work toward equal inclusion and advancement of women in science positions at all levels, from early career to senior leadership.
Last year, funding for women’s health startups doubled from 2020 to total $1.3 billion, according to a report by Rock Health. This growth was driven partially by increased awareness of women’s health issues, as well as the financial success of several women’s health companies.
COVID-19 poses a significant health risk to pregnant people and fetuses, but until now little was known about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines because pregnant people were excluded from the first clinical trials. An array of recent scientific studies show COVID-19 vaccines are far less likely than the disease itself to be associated with maternal death, stillbirth and premature delivery, but maternal vaccination rates remain below 50% in the US and are even lower elsewhere
Researchers used stem cells from healthy women and from women with ovarian cancer and BRCA1 gene mutations to develop fallopian tube organoids, which they then used to study high-grade serous cancer, demonstrating that cancerous lesions begin in the fallopian tube linings, says researcher Clive Svendsen. The organoids could be used to test multiple drugs and guide treatment, and the model could improve early detection and prevention strategies, Svendsen says.
We are seeking an project manager with extensive experience managing clinical studies coupled with an entrepreneurial or product background. The project manager will assist a UT Austin faculty team with testing a digital app-based solution to reduce preventable readmissions in heart failure patients through sensor-based activity tracking and a digital game.
Requirements: Clinical Study Coordinator & Project Manager – Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of relevant experience required OR Associate’s degree required with 3 years of relevant experience OR Master’s degree with no experience. Hands-on research experience or education in psychology, healthcare, communication, social behavioral science, business or related field. Must have entrepreneurial experience. This could be in any role including working with startups, student-led ventures, innovation programs, accelerators/incubators, venture capital or other innovation-related activities. Candidates who have taken entrepreneurial classes will also be considered if they have engaged in experiential learning activities such as working on commercialization plans or creating a pitch for their product.
Serve as key team member of the Global Innovation Lab (GIL) in the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement collaborating with peers and supervisors to consider new ways to engage the GIL globally, based on market demands. GIL focuses on capacity building and support for entrepreneurs in their communities to overcome local challenges, create jobs and drive sustainable economic development. GIL is part of the Global Programs & Innovation (GPI) group at Texas Global which works with governments, university and industry to train emerging leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs at UT and around the world.
Advanced Scanners, Inc Seeking Software Engineer II – 3D Scientific Computing/Computer Vision – Medical
We are searching for a talented software engineer to augment our algorithm development team. If you take pride in your work, have excellent analytical skills and innovative thinking, along with coding expertise, then you may be the right person to help us tackle some of the most outstanding challenges in digital surgery using our patented 3D-scanning technology.
Requirements: The right candidate will bring an impressive list of accomplishments or demonstrable skills, preferably with an advanced degree (M.S./Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics, Data Science, Physics, or equivalent with 4+ years of relevant experience
The Quality Engineer is a key member of the Quality team. The Quality Engineer supports the VP, Quality & Manufacturing in managing and maintaining the Quality Management System and manufacturing needs. The Quality Engineer owns the document control responsibilities as the Document Control Specialist. The Quality Engineer is responsible for managing and maintaining controlled documents and quality records. The Quality Engineer manages the company training system as the Training Manager. The Quality Engineer reports to the VP, Quality & Manufacturing.
- Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university
- Experience in the medical device industry or other regulated industry
- Experience in a Quality Management System compliant with FDA regulations
- Experience with document control practices, procedures, and systems
- Experience with Quality System audits, internal and / or external
- Experience writing Quality System procedures and / or documents
- Understanding of the FDA Quality System Regulation requirements
- Ability to take initiative
- Ability to follow procedures
- Attention to detail
- Learning mindset
Education and Experience – Preferred
• Engineering degree
• Experience with start-up businesses
• Experience with design controls / product development
This is a contract position.
- Previous experience in a laboratory environment as a Lab Assistant or Junior Lab Tech
- Familiar with following technologies: Lateral Flow, ELISA, Enzyme assays, PCR, Nucleic Acid isolation, Cell culture
Deadline to apply: March 31
We are looking to partner with med devices companies looking to grow and expand their operations in the Central Texas Region.
SERVICES OFFERED. SCIE Solutions provides end to end operations and supply chain infrastructure to our partners. SCIE Solutions offers a wide range of services enabling our partners to focus their resources on their customers while the SCIE Solutions team manages their operations and global supply chain. Achieving strategic objectives on service levels, risk management, price competitiveness and quality is our focus. Our partners range from bootstrapping startups to regulated aerospace and medical device companies.
Austin Community College
Austin Community College biotechnology or computer science interns are available Email Kathryn Naughton for more information
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.
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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• 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
UT needs your help
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.
TEXAS LIFE SCIENCE ORGANIZATIONS
ATX Women in MedTech
Austin Technology Council
Austin Health Tech Meetup
BioAustin LinkedIn Group
BioMed San Antonio
Capital City Innovation (CCI)
Central Texas Angel Network
Health Technology Forum Meetup
Health Wildcatters, Dallas
Austin Chamber of Commerce
Temple Health & Bioscience District (THBD)
Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI)
Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio
Texas Health Catalyst
Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA)
Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA) LinkedIn Group
The Health Cell, San Antonio
Top Austin-Area Medical Device Companies
Velocity Texas, San Antonio
Women in Bio-Texas (WIB-TX, Austin & Houston)
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Amy Shepherd, Christine Scheve, Dana Abramovitz, Elisa Maldonado-Holmertz, Gretchen Upton, Joe Skraba, Lance Anderson, Ryan Baird, Sandie Roth, Scott Collins, and Tim Sullivan, on behalf of BioAustin, Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA), and Austin Health Technology (AHT)