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BioBash is in 1 Week!

Don’t miss the chance to network with other Life Science professionals and learn more about how incubators are helping expand our industry in Central Texas. Join us on Februrary 8 from 6 – 9pm.

This year, we are excited for BioBash to be hosted and sponsored by Karlin Real Estate.

Karlin Real Estate is a global real estate investment firm.

To build for a better tomorrow, Karlin is investing in innovation science real estate to push the boundaries of what’s possible in life science, research and development, engineering, technology, ag-tech and beyond. Karlin empowers those at the forefront of innovation science to challenge the status quo by developing spaces that embolden the bold and defy limitations. In Austin, in addition to Parmer, Karlin’s portfolio includes a number of assets, including Highpoint 2222, which is also tailored for the life sciences industry.

Since 2009 Karlin has acquired and financed over $6 billion of transactions representing more than 15 million square feet across the US and Europe square feet across the US and Europe. Karlin Real Estate is an affiliate of Karlin Asset Management, a private investment firm headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Austin, Raleigh and London.


Local Events

The Next BioBash is Right Around the Corner

Central Texas infrastructure supporting innovation and the life sciences is accelerating at a rapid pace with new facilities under construction at multiple locations in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park and San Marcos. Our BioBash event will feature distinguished speakers providing an update on incubators, accelerators and laboratory space coming online in Central Texas as well as the recently announced ARPA-H Customer Experience Hub awarded to the Texas Consortium led by CPRIT, THBI, Opportunity Austin, BioAustinCTX and many other industry partners.

February 8 from 6 – 9 PM

Feb 13
8:30-10 AM

ATC February Roundtable Breakfast with Jeff Moore

Jeff is the CEO of Moore Leadership LLC. He helps leaders build championship companies by cultivating Strivership, an ethic of continuous improvement based on the origin of compete: “to strive together”. Striving together is the highest form of ‘working together,’ aka collaboration, because it involves embracing the challenge of stretching beyond perceived limitations. Championship companies exude a spirit of Strivership, the sense that everyone involved is excited about pushing themselves and each other to get better every day!

Feb 21
8AM – 6PM

Texas BioLife Summit

BioLife Summits is a cutting-edge event organization, specializing in regional biotechnology and life sciences summits. Our inaugural summit will bring together 200+ top experts from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare equipment and services, or related life sciences fields in Dallas, Texas. Our goal is to foster meaningful connections, inspire thought-provoking discussions, and encourage innovation in a rapidly evolving industry.

Feb 21
4-6 PM

Camfil Foremarket Products Exhibition Trailer

Camfil invites you to experience the first-ever foremarket air filtration mobile exhibit. Featuring our diverse containment, life sciences, molecular, and HVAC product lines, you will see firsthand the latest advances in clean air solutions for protecting people and processes. Please join us for a cold beer and a hands on experience! Featuring CAMFIL’s containment, life sciences, molecular and HVAC product lines.

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, Tx 78704

Feb 23
11:30 AM

InnovATEBIO Community/State Meetings: Increasing Work Based Learning Opportunities (Apprenticeships, Internships and Other)

The InnovATEBIO National Biotechnology Education Center is working to advance the education of highly skilled technicians for the nation’s biotechnology workforce. The Center is located at Austin Community College. In response to community requests, InnovATEBIO will be holding a series of community and state meetings organized by topic.

Feb 28
10 AM

Unleashing Medtech Revenue Through Proven Value Analysis Strategies

BioAustinCTX member, Nancy Patterson, will be a panelist and lead this engaging webinar.

Learn more about who are Value Analysis decision makers, what matters most in a Value Analysis product review and how to plan for it. Value Analysis is now the driving methodology for all product purchasing decisions made by healthcare institutions and GPOs. Some topics that will be discussed include:

  • How to develop an effective strategy to ensure Value Analysis Committee acceptance
  • The top factors a Value Analysis Committee considers when making a decision
Apr 2

Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI) – Texas Life Sciences Summit

Join the Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI) on April 2 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown for the Texas Life Sciences Summit. The Summit will discuss workforce issues and commercialization efforts specific to the life science and biotech industry. The event will bring together the Texas life science ecosystem to network and encourage collaboration with an expo, industry partnership meetings and ample networking opportunities. Reserve your expo table, sponsor, or purchase tickets today.

Apr 17
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Biofest Invest 2024

BioFest Invest is a day-long event celebrating the bioscience industry and its entrepreneurs. This event brings startups together with investors and resources from around the nation, to connect and learn best practices in this growth industry.
Pre-selected Texas based companies will present their pitches to investors and attendees during the 2024 Biofest Invest Best Pitch competition.
Registration includes parking, lunch, refreshments, and 2 drink tickets for the networking happy hour after the event.

Local News

BioAustinCTX Adds Cindy WalkerPeach and Ryan Hawkins to the Board of Directors

BioAustinCTX, Central Texas’ Life Science industry organization, announced today the appointment of Cindy WalkerPeach, PhD and Ryan Hawkins to its Board of Directors. 

AustinPx Partners with Microsize on KinetiSol Technology

AustinPx, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing in bioavailability enhancement of orally delivered small molecule drug candidates, and Microsize, a leading active pharmaceutical ingredient enhancement CDMO, today announced the strategic partnership to accelerate the commercial application of AustinPx’s KinetiSol® Technology platform.


Biofest Invest

Biofest Invest pitch companies haveraised $69 million from investors nationwide over the past 3 years of the competition.  Because we only open this competition to Texas based biomedical startups (medtech, digital health, biotech, pharma, diagnostics, etc.), this is huge for the overall Texas bioscience ecosystem and a great opportunity for companies to present themselves in front of local and national investors, many of whom will be speaking during the event.

Every company accepted into the competition will receive help in preparation from UTSA’s Technology Commercialization Center or theBridge to Bio program with a free pitch practice session and content review from their staff (zoom or in-person).

The winner of the 2024 BioFest Invest Pitch Competition will receive $10,000 in cash plus additional pro bono services.
Applications are due on February 16th

Stellarray, Inc Seeking Imaging Systems Physicist

X-ray imaging physicist/engineer to help develop portable tomographic medical imaging systems for digital breast tomosynthesis and trauma imaging. Primary responsibilities are source and system design. Need broad experience with advanced x-ray imaging systems, including detectors, reconstruction algorithms, AI, image transmission and reading. Mammographic radiology experience would be ideal.

Requirements to apply: Advanced degree in Radiography, Physics, Optics, EE or similar field. Successful, hands-on development of x-ray imaging systems or new sources for imaging systems. Experience with high voltage systems, including power supplies and amplifiers.

Deadline to apply: February 29, 2024

Scorpius BioManufacturing Has Multiple Openings

Scorpius BioManufacturing is growing rapidly and is adding to our manufacturing, facilities, quality, process development, analytical and warehouse teams to support cGMP manufacturing processes. Scorpius is located in the thriving biotech and life sciences hub of San Antonio, Texas.

We have a variety of positions open from entry-level to senior staff. Please see the job descriptions on LinkedIn for additional information.

BioNTX Job Board

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

Career Connections

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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.


Stellarray, Inc Seeking Technical Advisory Board

Stellarray is developing portable x-ray tomosynthesis systems, including a portable 3D mammography systems for underserved populations and a portable trauma imaging system for emergency and military use. We are expanding our Technical Advisory Board to add expertise in these areas. TAB members help shape our approach to developing these systems and receive equity (options) in our company.

Medical qualifications and experience in radiography, especially mammography required. Engineering experience will be beneficial. Contact Mark Eaton 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.

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, Cindy WalkerPeach, Gretchen Upton, Hector Torres, Hilary Graham, Joe Skraba, Kristin Whitson, Lance Anderson, Mea Amor, Ryan Baird, Ryan Hawkins, Scott Collins, and Tim Sullivan, on behalf of BioAustinCTX and Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA).