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Visit ABI for a Tour This Summer

Come tour the ACC Bioscience Incubator (ABI) – Austin’s only leasable wet lab space. In the 8+ years that ABI has been operational, we have incubated over 40 early-stage companies in the life science industry and supported ACC students with over 60 internships.

This tour is open to all featuring the history and operation of ABI. Gain insight into commercialization for biotechnology and see how ABI have driven innovation in the local life sciences ecosystem.

Our summer tour dates are:

6/11/2024 – 4pm
7/9/2024 – 4pm
8/13/2024 – 4pm


Local Events

June 6
7 PM

Science on Screen -TEKNOLUST

ACC Bioscience Incubator Director, Nancy Lyon, will participate in a post-screening discussion of the film ‘Teknolust’ featuring Tilda Swinton on June 6th at 7:15p. The discussion will only be loosely about the film and more an open discussion on the state of AI in science and the capabilities we now have with the progress of DNA technologies.

June 10-13
All Day

A Biocompatibility of Medical Devices – 2 Day Course Certification

This course is structured to tackle each of these challenges and provide hands-on experiential learning. It is designed for those who require a working knowledge of biocompatibility or are looking to update and sharpen their skills. Participants can expect to learn how to use standards to establish a biological safety evaluation plan, as well as how to document and implement their plan. Use of material/chemical characterization and risk assessment will be highlighted, as will real-world exercises to practice evaluating biological risk. 

June 11
4 PM

ACC Bioscience Incubator Monthly Tour

Come tour the ACC Bioscience Incubator (ABI) – Austin’s only leasable wet lab space. In the 8+ years that ABI has been operational, we have incubated over 40 early-stage companies in the life science industry and supported ACC students with over 60 internships.

This tour is open to all featuring the history and operation of ABI. Gain insight into commercialization for biotechnology and see how ABI have driven innovation in the local life sciences ecosystem.

June 17
8 AM

Insights into Industry Certification: BACE with InnovATEBIO

The BACE credential is an industry-recognized credential that documents mastery of the core skills and knowledge valued for entry-level technician positions in the bioscience industry (including, but not limited to quality control technician, research technician, process technician, specimen collector, and more). BACE is used as a hiring benchmark nationwide. The 3-day professional development is free to high school biotechnology/biomedical science teachers in Texas

June 20
8:30-10 AM

Women in Bioscience

This targeted networking event has been designed for women working in the bioscience industry and aims to help better connect women around the Central Texas region. Our goal is to help industry professionals build stronger connections, foster new collaborations, and learn from each other about the challenges facing women in the industry today.  We are thrilled to have Randi Brosterman Hutchens, President & CEO of Actionable Transitions LLC, as our featured presenter. She will be discussing the topic of “Building your Personal Board.”

The event will take place on Thursday, June 20th from 8:30 – 10:00 am at our new BioMedSA office located at 2040 Babcock Rd. Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78229We anticipate this event selling out, so please let them know to register today.

June 21
5 PM

Startup Prize: Focus on Health – In Person Qualifying Event

Startup Prize: Focus on Health is a national entrepreneurial competition for early stage health-focused startups. We connect entrepreneurs with mentors, resources and investors at zero cost and zero equity to the founder for a chance to battle test their concepts and walk away with $10,000 in non-dilutive funding and other potential investment.

Startups must attend a qualifying event to be considered for the finals. The in person qualifying event happens in Shreveport, LA June 21-23.

Nov 6
8:30 AM

IBE Entrepreneurship Program

The IBE Entrepreneurship Program has been helping entrepreneurs advance their ideas since 2016. This five day experiential learning program combines classroom work with 1:1 advising sessions to refine your pitch with the last day dedicated to pitching your project to a panel of investors. The program also provides a behavioral assessment and personalized feedback session to advance your skills as a leader.

Webinars & Virtual Events

June 6
1:30-3 PM

Conducting Effective FDA Pre-Sub Meetings: Best Practices to Avoid Timely & Costly Mistakes

Ineffective communication with the FDA often causes costly delays for medical device companies. Manufacturers might mistakenly assume they’ve chosen the right pathway to market, completed sufficient testing, or met the necessary clinical trial requirements, only to find out later that the FDA disagrees.

Join us for an informative webinar where you will learn best practices to avoid timely, costly mistakes and creative ways to use the pre-sub program to your advantage!

June 26
10-11 AM

Conceptual Designs for Cleanrooms

Want to learn how to Excell at the critical conceptual design phase of your cleanroom project?

Don’t miss out on this insightful webinar hosted by Pharmaceutical Online on “Conceptual Design for Cleanroom projects”

Local News

Microchem Laboratory Now Offering OTC Lot-Release and Dietary Supplement Testing

Microchem Laboratory, a leading ISO-accredited GMP/GLP testing lab, is proud to announce its expansion into Dietary Supplement Testing and its recent registration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an Over-The-Counter (OTC) drug testing facility. This exciting development marks a significant milestone in the company’s ongoing evolution and commitment to excellence.


Ultimate Guide to Device Class Requirements under EU MDR

Marketing a device in the European market means complying with the numerous safety and technical requirements of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR). In practice, this can be an extremely challenging process, particularly for startups or companies who are new to marketing devices in Europe.

That’s why we’ve created this ultimate guide to break down the device class requirements under the European MDR. Along with instructions on how to classify and categorize your devices, you’ll learn exactly what you need to know for preparing technical documentation, conducting clinical evaluations, running post-market studies, and ensuring your device is safe and effective.

Pattern Bioscience Seeking Sr. Manager, Consumable Manufacturing

We are seeking a Sr. Manager, Consumable Manufacturing to evolve and scale a compliant consumable manufacturing operation for our high resolution In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) medical device. You will be responsible for the performance of consumable manufacturing operations as we move into our next phase.

Application Requirements:
Strong understanding of FDA regulations related to IVD medical device development and production – particularly 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, cleanroom operations and clean formulation of reagents, Lean Manufacturing principles, and PFMEA
B.S. in a technical field
7+ years in biotech or medical device manufacturing
5+ years of management/leadership experience

Deadline to Apply: July, 15, 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 designed to support women and people with genders underrepresented in STEM. We offer undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and research staff the opportunity for one-on-one mentorship from academic and industry leaders.

We are seeking mentors who are professionals with a STEM education or people currently in a STEM-related career: undergraduate students in their 3rd year or later, grad students, postdocs, research staff, faculty, and professionals from industry. We welcome mentors of any gender, and being local/in Austin is not required.

The 6-month Fall 2024 program includes:

-A flexible, low-commitment meeting schedule: pairs meet once per month for 6 months at your convenience and in the format of your choosing (in person or virtually).
-Optimized matching: mentees select their mentors, improving everyone’s experience
-Opportunities to be mentored by and network with industry professionals
-Training, email drafts, and conversation guides to ensure smooth interactions and discussions relevant to the mentee’s career journey
-Hybrid networking and professional development-oriented events

For more information and to sign up, visit

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).