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BioTX Corridor

Connecting the Austin to San Antonio Mega-region in Life Science

The Central/ South Texas region is primed to be the next bioscience hotspot in the US, with valuable resources all over Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas. We are excited to be taking the first steps toward this transformation by announcing the next BioTX Corridor Mixer.

Join us on Tuesday, January 23rd from 4:00-6:00 pm at the STAR Park labs in San Marcos, Texas, to take part in this networking and knowledge event. We will be bringing together start-ups, established companies, technical support organizations and investors from around the area, to meet and build a stronger foundation around the life science ecosystem.

This month’s agenda topic will be discussing the new biomedical federal funding agency, ARPA-H, recently located to Texas. For those who have attended previous ARPA-H information session, new information will be provided on opportunities to interact with the agency.

Registration is limited and will include parking, refreshments, and 2 drink tickets for either beer or wine at the bar.


$15 members of BioMedSA, Texas Medical Device Alliance, BioAustinCTX, and Austin Medtech Connect
$25 non-members


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

Jan 9
10AM – 2PM

Keeping Talent in Texas

Our speakers will delve into the booming industry, highlighting the myriad reasons why talent should stay right here in Texas.

Discover how companies are embracing remote work, allowing you to thrive in the heart of North Texas without the need for relocation. Learn about the wealth of resources available to guide you in finding your next career opportunity.

Don’t miss this chance to explore the limitless possibilities that make North Texas the perfect hub for life science professionals. Your future awaits, right where you are!

Jan 17
8:30-10 AM

ATC January Roundtable Breakfast – Outlook for Venture Capital

Join the Austin Technology Council for our first Roundtable Breakfast of 2024. For this event we are partnering with the Austin Venture Association to kick off the year with a look at the world of Venture Capital in Central Texas.

The conversation will be lead by Brad Bentz from ATX Venture Partners.

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.

Apr 17
Save the Date

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.


PSC Grants Funds for New Therapy Discovery

PSC Partners and affiliate PSC Partners Canada award annual grants that drive research to identify treatments and a cure. Their Research Grants Program seeks to encourage investigators to conduct research in promising new areas, with the goal that data generated will lead to further seed funding from additional sources.

Dealine is January 15

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.

West-Tech Materials, Inc Seeking Sales Engineer

We are seeking a SALES ENGINEER in Denver, CO and SALES ENGINEER in Northern California.

Requirements to apply:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Engineering
  • Located in the region
  • 3-5 Years Experience selling into the Medical Market
  • Highly self-motivated and driven
  • Willingness to travel within the assigned territory
  • Strong verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, effectively priority and organize daily tasks

Application deadline: 01/31/2024

Mainstream Medical Devices Seeking Clean Room Technician

The clean room technician is responsible for assembling, testing, inspecting, and packaging medical devices per work instructions using a variety of assembly equipment, fixtures and test equipment.

Requirements to apply
*High school diploma or equivalent
*Ability to read and comprehend procedures written in English
*Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
*Ability to lift up to 25 lbs
*Ability to complete paperwork accurately in English
*Ability to work safely around chemicals and equipment

Application deadline: 01/31/2024

Business Development Associate with Innovation Lab

The Business Development Associate will play a pivotal role in identifying and engaging prospective partners for the Innovation Lab, including commercial entities, healthcare organizations, and other collaborative stakeholders.

Requirements include:
– Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a health-related field.
– Minimum of 3 years of industry experience in a health-related sector.
– Prior experience in sales, business development or technology transfer is required.
– Must have experience with CRM

Application deadline: 01/31/2024

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.


STEM Muse Seeking Mentors

STEM Muse is a mentorship network supporting women and people with underrepresented genders in STEM fields in higher education, currently at University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College.We are seeking mentors to provide guidance, network resources, and support for a mentee in a one-on-one capacity, once a month over a six-month period. Along with communicating with mentees over email and/or video calls, the mentor has the opportunity to attend networking and professional development events. All program activities and interactions with mentees can take place in-person or fully remote.

Apply by January 19, 2024

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, Hilary Graham, 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).