Thanks to all who responded to our survey. There was overwhelming support for a Q4 BioBash.
SAVE THE DATE for Tuesday, November 16, 6-8pm at the Bullock Texas State History Museum*.
AND a big thanks to our first BioBash sponsor, Austin’s fully virtual Invited MBA. See the Spotlight section for more information. Invited MBA is offering discounts to the BioAustinCTX membership and newsletter readers.
*If Covid restrictions prevent meeting in person, the BioAustinCTX BioBash will be postponed to Q1 2022.
What can we do while we wait? There were several suggestions for smaller in-person or virtual events which are great ideas. In order to bring what you want and need, please answer these few questions.
October 21 from 2pm – 5pm CDT
February 17, 2022 from 2pm – 4pm CDT
The Invited MBA is a 12-week, fully virtual mini-MBA program built around award-winning competitive business simulations and action learning projects. We’re offering members of the BioAustin Community (through this newsletter) an exclusive $200 tuition credit. Additionally, the first 10 BioAustinCTX members who are accepted and enroll will be awarded an automatic $1,000 scholarship for the fall cohort, final application deadline is September 9th! Both individual professional members and employees of corporate members qualify.
September 9 – HR Round Table: Changes to the Texas Sexual Harassment Law – Hosted by ATC
September 16 – HR Roundtable: The IT Workforce – Overcoming Short and Long Term Challenges – Hosted by ATC
Sept 31 – Oct 1 – BioNTX iC3 Summit 2021 – Reignite! – Hosted by BioNTX
October 1 – Annual BioHouston Chili Cook-off – Hosted by BioHouston
Nov 10 – 11 – 2021 Texas Life Science Forum – Hosted by BioHouston
6 steps to overcome labelling challenges in the life sciences industry: How to drive efficiency & control through digital maturityIn this webinar, Kallik’s CEO, Gurdip Singh, and Life Sciences labelling Specialist, Bob Tilling, will guide attendees through their digital maturity journey and how to best use technology to have the right information, on the right label, at the right time. By following the Digital Maturity Curve – a best practice, step-by-step methodology- life sciences manufacturers can take gradual steps into assessing their business landscape and transitioning to digital solutions.
Face the future of manufacturing through predictive maintenance data management towards a more sustainable future with metered dose inhalers
Industrial automation components are subject to wear, that can lead to lower efficiency and performance, increase of energy use or even the complete failure. Predictive maintenance technologies can determine when maintenance should be performed and can provide cost savings over traditional time-based preventive maintenance, because tasks are planned only when necessary.
The comparator sourcing industry has doubled over the past five years, with the need for secure and transparent sourcing of comparator and non-investigational medicinal products (NIMPs) expected to continue to rise, globally. Join our webinar to discuss actionable steps for your sourcing strategy to ensure your trial remains in budget and progresses according to expected timelines.
Case studies for optimizing design and manufacturing processes in surgical and cardiac devices. Register today to take part of this informative webinar that will increase your toolbox of experience for leveraging existing solutions. Our goal is to make your medical devices consistently more robust while reducing size and maintaining aggressive cost targets.
In this webinar, we discuss the key players targeted in immunotherapy and how these cells and processes can be assessed in vitro. We also provide approaches for selecting the most appropriate assay for your target of interest and requirements. In addition to showcasing innovative in vitro assays for immunotherapy drug discovery, this webinar will also summarise the current challenges, considerations, and emerging areas within the field. There will also be a live Q&A session where you’ll be able to put your questions to our expert.
Regulatory strategy at a high-level, FDA initiatives for patient access and payer task force, as well as new trends in the space that can impact early stage companies.
Austin Technology Council Calendar of Eventshttps://tinyurl.com/y9zzr6jv
Texas States Small Business Development Center Network Calendar of Eventshttps://tinyurl.com/ybf68aom
Women in Business Virtual Calendar of EventsView the full list of virtual events.
Temple Health & BioScience District’s (THBD’s) E-Learning Series Webinars Libraryhttps://www.templebioscience.org/elearning/
NAMSA’s Podcasts Calendar of Eventshttps://namsa.com/resources/podcasts/biocompchatibility-podcast/
LIFE SCIENCE INDUSTRY NEWS
Local Life Science Headlines
Houston’s robust life sciences ecosystem is about to welcome a new coworking space for early-stage biotech startups. K2bio will offer experienced biotech research managers, staff and other resources in a state-of-the-art facility just south of the 610 loop, including a mix of shared and private research laboratory spaces. The facility officially opens in September.
Effective September 5, Lilly Bio-Medicines will split into two units: Lilly Neuroscience and Lilly Immunology. Anne White, senior VP and president of Lilly Oncology, will lead Lilly Neuroscience as senior VP and president.
Medpace’s newest infectious disease physician discusses how the pandemic might impact future clinical research.
The Food and Drug Administration won’t approve FibroGen’s anemia pill without the company conducting further clinical study on its safety, casting doubt on the medicine’s future in the U.S. The future of roxadustat in the U.S. hinges on what exactly the FDA is requiring, and whether Fibrogen and AstraZeneca are willing to follow through with additional study.
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INDUSTRY RESOURCES & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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.
WOMEN IN LIFE SCIENCE & WOMEN’S HEALTH
A study of women’s participation in cardiovascular clinical trials revealed that only 38% of participants were women. But if women comprise 50 percent of the population, that should be reflected in clinical trials too. See how Dr. Ki Park is working hard to make things better for her female patients by dedicating much of her research to women’s cardiovascular health.
Part-time Contract with Mainstream Medical DevicesWe are seeking a part-time contractor for Design History File Writing for Class 1 devices. If interested in more information, please contact Dana Wilcox, CEO Mainstream Medical Devices, LLC.
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