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BioAustinCTX is excited for our next BioBash, being held at DPR Construction’s office at Foundry One on June 22, 2023 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Join us for a great night of connection, discussion and networking.

Admission is free for members and $20 for non-members. The cost increases to $40 at the door, so be sure to register today!

Special thanks to our sponsor and host, DPR Construction


Local Events

June 15
All Day

San Antonio Market and Universities Research Forum

The mission of the SURF conference is to “advance research collaborations among academic, military, and industry partners to improve health outcomes and readiness.” Participants will present and share research, practice, and policy knowledge; and connect with scholars and practitioners from the SAMHS, academic institutions, and other public, government, and private organizations and industry partners.

June 21
11:30 AM

Healthcare Think Tank: Integrated Houston Methodist Meeting

Houston Methodist is redefining innovation in healthcare. Our speakers will share with us their vision of their newest facility, Houston Methodist Cypress Hospital. The hospital of the future will incorporate a range of cutting edge technologies to improve patient care and outcomes. These technologies include natural language processing, predictive analytics, service robotics and other innovative tools that have been refined through the lessons learned from our other hospitals.

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.

June 27
8:30 AM

ATC Roundtable Breakfast: Presentation Skills for Executives

Is there someone on your team who could benefit from learning more about professional level business presentation skills? Come hear the 5 tips every executive should know before they present at an industry conference or an important internal meeting.

June 29
4 – 6 PM

Connect with VelocityTX: Research at the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the Department of Defense – Opportunities for Growth and Collaboration

You’re invited to a networking event hosted by VelocityTX, a subsidiary of the Texas Research & Technology Foundation, and Trauma Think Tank, an organization from UT Health. This networking event brings together VelocityTX companies, UT Health, The Health Cell, and friends for an evening of mixing and mingling with fellow bioscience professionals and entrepreneurs spurring innovation in San Antonio.

Sept 28-29
All Day

iC³ Life Science Summit

Save the date! Please join BioNTX and network with us and the bioscience and healthcare innovation community. Texas industry leaders discuss business strategies, and the broad spectrum of Texas bioscience research in our growing ecosystem.

Webinars & Virtual Events

June 8
12 PM

Understanding the ROI of an EQMS Solution

The implementation of a quality management system (QMS) is key to the success of a medical device company, and the speed at which it can operate. However, success can be more difficult to achieve with a paper-based QMS or disconnected systems. Without an electronic QMS solution, purpose-built for MedTech, to help guide new device development, the number of regulations, processes, and challenges may also seem overwhelming. Register for this free webinar to gain valuable insights and proven best practices from our panel of medical device professionals in three key areas defined in this recent study: improving organizational efficiencies, mitigating risk, and growing/protecting revenue.

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

Scorpius BioManufacturing Announces The Appointment of Joe Payne as VP, Quality & Regulatory Affairs

Scorpius BioManufacturing, a Texas-based biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), today announced the appointment of Joe Payne as Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs. With a biopharma and pharmaceutical career spanning more than 20 years, his experience includes leadership roles at both CDMOs (Alcami Corporation and Tergus Pharma) and large pharma (Teva Pharmaceuticals).

SSADHD Voice of the Patient Report

Speragen sponsored the SSADHD Externally Led Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting, in July of 2022, and the product of the meeting, the Voice of the Patient report, has been submitted to the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Division of Neurology Products, Office of Neuroscience, for inclusion in the framework used to evaluate future therapies.


Tech Transfer Office Showcase (TTOS)

Academic institutions with technologies available for licensing, collaboration and/or acquisition have the opportunity to pitch to an audience of industry leaders and investors at our iC³ Life Science Summit.

Application requirements

  • Early-stage development and/or most promising intellectual property
  • Recommended from their respective Tech Transfer Office (TTO)
  • Non-confidential information only
  • Each academic institution can submit up to 2 separate applications

Applications open June 15

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

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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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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).