TMDA Save the Date
Meeting October 20

Please plan to join us for the next TMDA meeting on October 20, 2022.  Topic for the meeting is Reimbursement: How to get a New Reimbursement Code.

The meeting will be in-person at Maestro Logistics from 3pm to 4pm CT with a networking Happy Hour after the presentations.

More details to come!

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BioBash is back!!

Join us December 1 from 6pm to 9pm at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum for a fun night with good food and great conversation. This is the premier event in Central Texas for life science professionals to meet, collaborate and build connections.

We will also be bringing back our cornhole tournament! Whether you hope to challenge the champs, or simply have fun, register your team early because we have limited spots available.

BioAustinCTX members attend for free when you register with your company email. Tickets for non-members are $20 for presale and $40 at the door. Need to check the status of your membership? Contact Cathy Diehl with questions.


Local Events

Oct 6
9-10 AM

Build It or Buy It?: Outsourcing in Poland and Central Eastern Europe

Join Austin Technology Council for this virtual meeting as they explore the nitty-gritty, unvarnished ins-and-outs of U.S. companies operating in Central Eastern Europe and opportunities with building your own captive shared services center in Poland, versus starting with an offshoring partner.

Oct 6
6-10 PM

EAT SHOP ROCK for BioHouston!

Come and enjoy drink specials, live music, Djs and discounts brought to you by the Businesses of Mid Main and Mid Main Lofts with beverages compliments of Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Show your support and SHOP TIL YOU DROP at the Businesses of Mid Main. Then party ’til 10:00 with live music at the Continental Club! The Mid Main neighborhood is located in Houston’s Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District, along the 3500-3700 Blocks of Main Street, between the Texas Medical Center and Downtown. Mid Main is a mosaic of Houston’s best LOCAL talents including Theaters, galleries, shops, restaurants, bars, art, music and more. Mid Main is a one-stop-shop to EAT SHOP ROCK!

Oct 17
1-9 PM

CEO Summit 2022

CEO Summit 2022 presented by Netspend and Red Fan Communications is a day-long educational and networking event, designed to prepare industry C-suites with the information and connections they need to thrive in the future.

Oct 18
8 AM

Health Equity Innovation Summit

One of the biggest buzzwords in health care today is equity. While a spotlight is shining on making health care accessible to all, gaps remain based on socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and geography. Equity challenges are likely to increase in the near future as personalized medicine and genomics usher in a new wave of diagnostics and treatments. The Health Equity Innovation Summit explores this landscape—its challenges and solutions.

Presented by TAMU Health, a key player in healthcare delivery in Texas, the Summit will feature expert panels and speakers discussing the determinants of healthcare equity, including uneven access to clinical trials and cutting-edge treatments. These experts will discuss policy and practice actions to build networks and collaborations that can promote increased equity and begin to address workforce shortages that affect many Texans, especially those living in rural areas.

Oct 26
11 AM

The University of Texas at Austin’s Virtual Bioscience and Biotechnology Career Fair

This is a FREE virtual fair for interested employers and graduate programs, organized by the Cockrell School of Engineering (including biomedical, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering) and the College of Natural Sciences (including biochemistry, chemistry, biology, and data science). You will have the opportunity to meet more than 300 diverse undergraduate and advanced degree students with experience and interest in the biomedical, biotechnology, and life sciences industries, promote your open positions, and build your brand with UT Austin students.

Nov 3
8:30-10 AM

Austin Tech Roundtable: Upskill Your Workforce

CEO of AUTMHQ Michael Ward Jr. will share his experience working with employers to train and hire marginalized members of the workforce, so they can thrive within the tech industry.

Nov 8
All Day

2022 Texas Life Science Forum

Cohosted by BioHouston and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. The Texas Life Science Forum is the premier life science event in Texas that brings together members from industry, emerging life science companies, academic, and investors. The 2022 conference will be held in person on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Rice University.

Webinars & Virtual Events

Oct 6
12 PM

Extending IEC 62304’s Software Lifecycle Principles to Electrical and Mechanical in Medical Device Design

In this free, in-depth webinar, Satyajit ‘Sat’ Ketkar will explain how these principles can and should be applied to all functions of a medical device, specifically electrical and mechanical life cycles, to provide consistency for process elements like Requirements, Risk Analysis, Failure Mode Analysis Architecture, Design, Implementation, Test, Traceability as well as consistency in language, i.e Items, Units. Participants will learn how to apply these principles to the entire medical device life cycle, leading to more efficient design, development and manufacturing.

Oct 13
9-10 AM

Webinar: Optimizing Preclinical Testing for Cardiovascular Medical Devices

Join us for this webinar as we discuss strategies to optimize your preclinical testing with an emphasis on complex Class II and Class III medical devices focused in the cardiovascular therapeutic area. Highlighted will be an overview of cardiovascular device conceptualization, prototype and iterative design, model selection and how to build a foolproof pivotal safety-testing plan.

Local News

Dallas College Earns National Recognition for 3 Healthcare Apprenticeship Programs

Dallas College has earned recognition from the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for 3 additional Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs):

  • The MRI Technologist IRAPprepares apprentices to operate MRI scanners and create diagnostic images at health care facilities that include hospitals, clinics, imaging centers and other bio-pharma facilities.
  • The Sterile Processing Technician IRAPresponds to the nation’s need for sterile processing technicians (also known as central service technicians or medical equipment preparers), who play a critical role in preventing infection and contamination by sterilizing, cleaning, processing, assembling, storing and distributing medical supplies and laboratory equipment.
  • The Health Care Supply Chain Professional IRAP prepares participants for work in a high-impact occupation tackling global supply chain issues in health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics and long-term care organizations and research & development laboratories.

Regents Approve $100 Million Allocation to Support the UT Tyler School of Medicine

The University of Texas Board of Regents today approved an allocation of $100 million in Permanent University Fund (PUF) bond proceeds over the next 10 years that will help fund capital expenses associated with the start-up of the Tyler School of Medicine at the University of Texas at Tyler.

“The opportunity for the regents to invest again in this once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the quality of life and health for the people of East Texas is gratifying,” said Kevin P. Eltife, Chairman of the UT System Board of Regents. “We are equally as focused on the future of the medical school as we are on the present, and we enthusiastically await the arrival of the first class of medical students in Tyler next summer.”


Never Miss an Opportunity to be in the Room and Support Surgical Outcomes

The Explorer Live digital case support platform, a GHX company, remotely connects medical device teams with providers to help accelerate product adoption and reinforce best practices during live procedures. Learn more about this state of the art technology.

Ultimate Guide to Supplier Management for Medical Device Companies

Supplier management is one of the fundamental methods for preventing failures in a medical device. That’s because while your device may have been impeccably designed, it still has to be flawlessly manufactured before it can change anyone’s life. And whether you’re receiving products or services from suppliers—or contracting the entire manufacturing process—you need purchasing controls in place to make sure you get what you need. Every single time.

Oct 26
11 AM

The University of Texas at Austin’s Virtual Bioscience and Biotechnology Career Fair

This is a FREE virtual fair for interested employers and graduate programs, organized by the Cockrell School of Engineering (including biomedical, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering) and the College of Natural Sciences (including biochemistry, chemistry, biology, and data science). You will have the opportunity to meet more than 300 diverse undergraduate and advanced degree students with experience and interest in the biomedical, biotechnology, and life sciences industries, promote your open positions, and build your brand with UT Austin students.

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

Multiple Positions

Commissioning Agents (CAI)

Multiple Positions

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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University of Texas at Austin, Department of Molecular Biosciences

We are seeking industry partners to provide information about the desired types of skills that companies seek in UT students applying for positions or internships. We will have a virtual event in early or mid August to gather this information. You must have knowledge of hiring and skills at your company. Contact Karen Browning 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.

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.



With warm regards,
Cathy Diehl, Gretchen Upton, Hector Torres, 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).