TMDA Medical Device Funding: Banks, Investors, Grants, etc. – April 21 @ 2pm

Panelist discussion regarding various forms of funding within the medical device industry, some obvious and not so obvious. Second half of the event is open to the attendees to ask direct questions to the panelists. We hope you can join us!


Welcome New Members:
Angstrom Bio, Inc.
Berkshire Biomedical
CSC Lending
JacobsWyper Architects
Oriel Stat A Matrix
Sano Chemicals
Stavley Consulting, LLC

Get Your Game On!!

BioAustinCTX is hosting our first ever Cornhole Tournament at BioBash. Registered attendees can participate for free so grab a buddy, come up with an awesome team name and sign up! There’s only room for 16 teams so don’t wait!

Don’t Miss the Return of BioBash!!

BioBash is this week at the Still Austin Whiskey Co. on March 3 from 6-9pm. Registration is free for members and $20 for non-members through March 2. The price increases to $40 on March 3 and at the door.

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The Dell Medical School represents an important goal for Austin – one desired for literally decades. As we approach 10 years since Travis County residents voted to financially support the launch and growth of Dell Med, the Bureau of Business Research in the IC2 Institute has been asked to evaluate the impact of Dell Med on Central Texas. One aspect of impact will be on the practice and realization of healthcare innovation. We ask you to help us evaluate Dell Med impact and identify opportunities for future impact through participation in a survey. Please use the QR code or survey link to participate. It should take 5-7 minutes to complete. If you have questions, please reach out to Greg Pogue. Thank you!

The Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA) was established to support medical device entrepreneurs who have a need to network with peers and build synergy with the medical community, other biotech entrepreneurs, academia, and medical device industry service providers. The primary objective of the Alliance is to help create an infrastructure that provides all elements necessary for the successful creation, development, production, and distribution of end-user medical devices. In a phrase, the objective of the Alliance is to: “Provide support from idea conception to patient care implementation.”

The TMDA Board is expanding and is seeking Board Members interested in giving back to their community. TMDA Board Member positions are volunteer positions for individuals committed to the success of the Alliance.  If interested, please reach out to Elisa Maldonado-Holmertz at  Looking forward to hearing from you!

Website Board Member

An individual interested in the medtech/biotech/medical device community who maintains and expands the functionality for the TMDA web site and business directory. This individual has knowledge of WordPress and web development, is a fast learner and easily adapts to new technology.

Financial Affairs Board Member

An individual involved in the medtech/biotech/medical device community who owns fiduciary responsibility to protect TMDA’s financial status so it can meet its obligations – economic and social – to its TMDA community. Financial oversight also encompasses establishing and reviewing financial controls, including proper segregation of duties.  In performing its oversight role, this board member helps ensure TMDA has adequate resources available to pursue its mission.

Comms Board Member(s)

An individual involved in the medtech/biotech/medical device community who controls the flow of information between TMDA and the TMDA community. Along with the management of general communications, this individual would determine marketing strategies, direct public relations campaigns and is the face of TMDA at events.  Comms content is to be included on the TMDA website, monthly newsletter, and other social media platforms.  This position may be shared with another individual.

Operations Board Member

An individual involved in the medtech/biotech/medical device community who will ensure TMDA runs smoothly. Responsible for developing operational strategies and working closely with the board to meet TMDA objectives. Ideally, oversees the documentation of all operations to ensure that consistent, efficient workflows are in place, yielding optimal productivity and performance, including Board Meetings, Event planning and liaise with BioAustinCTX.


Local Events

Mar 9 – BioTexas Cafe: Access to Precision Medicine, Biomarkers – Hosted by THBI

Mar 12-15 – Global Health Security Innovation Week 2022 – Hosted by TEXGHS

Mar 28 – “Tales from the Field” – Hosted by San Antonio Military Medical Industry Day

Multiple Dates

Gamify Health Apps for Robust User Engagement

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.

Multiple Dates

Develop a Successful Healthcare Tech Startup Business Today!

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

Multiple Dates

Telemedicine Entrepreneurship Training & Workshop

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

Mar 1 – 2
All Day

The 3rd Annual Life Science Women’s Conference

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.

Mar 3
5 – 8pm CST

TechFW Impact Showcase & Awards

Meet up-and-coming tech startups in North Texas and celebrate startups who have made a big impact.

Mar 8
11:30am CST

Exit Right with MATH Venture Partners

MassChallenge will host a candid conversation between Aaron Samuels, Cofounder and COO, Blavity and Mert Hilmi Iseri, Principal of MATH Venture Partners and co-author of Exit Right. This virtual event will discuss common exit strategy misconceptions and provide highlights from the book Exit Right: How to sell your startup, maximize your return and build your legacy. Founders that attend will learn a few key tools to help them explore exit strategy outcomes and best practices.

Mar 9
11 am CST

BioTexas Cafe: Access to Precision Medicine, Biomarkers

Join THBI and Amgen for a BioTexas Café on Access to Precision Medicine, Biomarkers. This discussion will focus on biomarker testing education and how Texas policy makers can ensure all Texans have access to innovative treatments.

Mar 10
12pm CST

Her Hidden Genius

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.

Mar 10
6 – 10pm CST

Gateway 2022

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.

Mar 12 – 15
All Day

Global Health Security Innovation Week 2022

This unprecedented conference brings together the global health security and innovation communities to define, communicate, and solve our most critical challenges in preventing, predicting, detecting, and responding to global health security threats. The free virtual event will emphasize the importance of locally driven innovation in emerging ecosystems (LMICs) and will promote equitable access to technologies and resources for ensuring health security in all communities. Together participants will create a road map and a call to action for creating and scaling innovative solutions to global health security challenges.

Mar 14
12:30 – 5pm CST

Healthcare Innovation in the Digital Age

The same technologies transforming our society are poised to address the world’s biggest problems in healthcare. Explore the ecosystem of researchers, clinicians, technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors working to bring cutting-edge technologies to market with a series of impactful conversations on how robotics and data are changing the landscape of patient care. This SXSW event does not require a SXSW badge.

Mar 21
9am – 1pm CST

Invest in Cures

Invest in Cures explores how disease foundations and social venture funds are accelerating the commercialization of early-stage technologies and therapies for patients. Invest in Cures combines main stage sessions and panel discussions with intimate gatherings and networking.

Mar 28
11:30am – 1pm CST

“Tales from the Field”

Panel led by SA-based business leader with experience of working with the military to develop medical products, with other panel members with unique experiences of working with the military, case studies of commercialization of a medical product based on military funding/requirements, or end-users; private sector CEO from a company that worked with the military.

Mar 30
9am CST

BioFest Invest

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.

Apr 19
8:30am CST

San Antonio Military Medical Industry Day (MMID)

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.

Apr 20 – 22
All Day

2022 E-Capital Summit

The E-Capital Summit is an invitation-only event designed to convene, inspire, and catalyze action from hundreds of investment firms, innovators, startups, established companies, industry leaders, policymakers, incubators, and accelerators with the goal of driving substantial, positive impact on investments, businesses, people, and our planet. Applications are open now.

Apr 21

TMDA Medical Device Funding: Banks, Investors, Grants, etc.

Panelist discussion regarding various forms of funding within the medical device industry, some obvious and not so obvious. Second half of the event is open to the attendees to ask direct questions to the panelists. We hope you can join us!

Apr 26-28
All Day

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.

Austin Technology Council Calendar of Events

Texas States Small Business Development Center Network Calendar of Events

Women in Business Virtual Calendar of Events

View the full list of virtual events.

Temple Health & BioScience District’s (THBD’s) E-Learning Series Webinars Library

NAMSA’s Podcasts Calendar of Events


Local Life Science Headlines

UT Southwestern Medical Center receives NORD designation for Rare Disease Center of Excellence

UT Southwestern Medical Center has been selected as a Rare Disease Center of Excellence – charter members of an elite network of 31 centers nationally to expand access, and advance care and research for rare disease patients in the United States.

BioLabs Grand Opening

BioLabs will be hosting their Grand Opening on March 22, 2022 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. BioInnovation Labs, “BioLabs”, the premier developer and operator of life science coworking spaces, is opening a state-of-the-art shared laboratory facility at Pegasus Park in Dallas and is thrilled to announce its two inaugural biotech tenants, Aakha Biologics and ReCode Therapeutics.

National News

‘Facebit’ Adds Health Monitoring to Your COVID Mask

Millions of people wear activity monitors like Fitbits or Apple Watches that track their steps, sleep, heart rate, and other metrics. And millions of people have gotten used to wearing face masks to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Now, scientists have combined these two to create FaceBit: a device that fits inside a mask and can monitor respiration, heart rate, and even how well the mask fits or when it’s time to replace it.

Uneven supply patterns hinder US rollout of Covid-19 antivirals

The rapid development and authorization of Covid-19 therapeutics was meant to stem the impact of the tide of cases. But a restricted supply has created acute shortages in some states with a significant Covid-19 case burden. An analysis of publicly available data indicates recent allocations have been below average for certain states failing to meet the demand, while other states have developed a surplus.

Key trends to watch on the gene therapy frontier

With record levels of money pouring into gene therapy research, biotechs are under increasing pressure to answer questions on safety, delivery and pipelines. Learn the latest industry insights in this new Trendline from our sister publication, BioPharma Dive.

International Industry Interests

Why plasma derived therapies have a unique edge in rare diseases

Takeda’s head of PDT R&D explains how the Japanese drug giant is advancing these emerging treatments.

Indian scientists claim to have designed vaccine against all variants of coronavirus

“In this study, we employed immunoinformatic approaches to design AbhiSCoVac – a multi-epitope multi-target chimeric peptide that would be able to generate protective immunity against all six virulent members of the family hCoV-229E, hCoV-HKU1, hCoV-OC43, SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV as well as SARS-CoV-2,” the researchers said.

Upcoming Deadline for India’s Medical Device Requiring Import License

An important deadline is approaching that requires action for risk class A and B devices to maintain access to the market in India. As part of the transition plan to regulate all medical devices in India, all risk class A and B medical devices must have an Import License to clear Customs from October 1, 2022. The same requirement will be applied to risk class C and D devices on October 1st, 2023. The CDSCO target review time for Import License applications is 6 to 9 months, so applications should be submitted this month to reduce risk of losing market access for risk class A and B medical devices.


Your Device is Non-Significant Risk: Now What?

If you need to conduct a clinical investigation of your device before it has received market approval, then you’ve probably been looking into FDA’s investigational device exemption (IDE).However, you only need to apply for an IDE if your device is deemed to pose significant risk (SR). If your device poses non-significant risk (NSR), the rules are different. Make sure you know the right next steps.

2022 State of Medical Device Quality Management & Product Development

Greenlight Guru’s third annual State of Medical Device Product Development, Quality Management, and Commercialization Benchmark Report is out! The survey gathered data from 500+ medical device professionals worldwide who shared their approach to innovation, quality management, process improvement, and the current job markets.

Texas Health Catalyst Application

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. 


Mar 8
5 – 7pm CST

Women Driving Innovation

Join us for an enlightening panel discussion and evening of networking on International Women’s Day to celebrate the successes and contributions of women in life sciences and healthcare innovation in Texas.

US maternal mortality up 14% during 2020

A report from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics found the number of maternal deaths during pregnancy or soon after childbirth in the US climbed 14% from 754 in 2019 to 861 in 2020. Maternal mortality during the first year of the pandemic was almost three times higher among Black women compared with white women, and mortality among Hispanic women also showed a significant increase in 2020.

Apply for Women In Bio’s Founders Scholarship

Are you interested in pursuing professional development opportunities to further your career in the life sciences? If so, we invite you to apply for the Women In Bio Founders scholarship!

Evofem CEO Saundra Pelletier aims to level the playing field between men’s and women’s health

In her quest to raise awareness and funds for developing products for women, Evofem’s CEO, Saundra Pelletier, has been confronted with a unique challenge: getting male investors to understand the issues surrounding female health. But with her sharp communication style, Pelletier has succeeded in raising millions in capital for her company, while increasing sales of its flagship product. 

Work with the Dog Aging Project!

The Dog Aging Project is growing with several new positions. Apply today or share with among your networks.

Program Assistant at Texas A&M
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Data Scientist at UW
Junior Software Engineer at UW

Austin Community College

Austin Community College biotechnology or computer science interns are available Email Kathryn Naughton for more information

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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Austin Community College Biotechnology

ACC Biotechnology program is looking to increase enrollment and retention in the program through partnerships with alumni. We are looking for ACC Biotech Alumni or Biotech Alumni from another 2-year biotech program to participate in virtual events like speed networking events. We are also looking to document different biotech career pathways to share with students. Contact Cassandra for more information.

Life Science Conferences, LLC

Attend the 3rd Annual Life Science Women’s Conference for free utilizing your talents. Help create an energetic, revitalizing environment for women in the Life Sciences while creating life-changing connections. We’re looking for volunteers to assist with event coverage, event management, logistics, set-up, and more depending on your availability. Contact Steve or Patti for information about volunteering

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.

UT needs your help

The IC2 Institute is exploring the impact of Dell Medical School (DMS) across Central Texas. We ask members of BioAustinCTX, especially C-level executives, to reach out to Dr. Gregory Pogue if you are willing to participate in a brief focus group and/or provide feedback on your experience with DMS and the impacts it has created. We would like to host the focus group in early December – please let us know your availability and interest. Thank you!

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.


ATX Women in MedTech

Austin Technology Council

Austin Health Tech Meetup

Austin Technology Incubator (ATI)

Beam Founders

BioAustin LinkedIn Group

BioMed San Antonio


Capital City Innovation (CCI)

Central Texas Angel Network

Health Technology Forum Meetup m-Austin/

Bio El Paso-Juarez

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

TMCX/TMCX+, Houston programs/tmcx-plus/

Top Austin-Area Medical Device Companies

Velocity Texas, San Antonio

Women in Bio-Texas (WIB-TX, Austin & Houston)



With warm regards,
Cathy Diehl, Elisa Maldonado-Holmertz, Gretchen Upton, Hector Torres, Joe Skraba, Kristin Whitson, Lance Anderson, Ryan Baird, Scott Collins, and Tim Sullivan, on behalf of BioAustinCTX and Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA).