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The Central Texas Life Science Community Honors Jack Hart

Jack was an amazing mentor and pioneer for Austin’s MedTech community. I so appreciated his humor, intelligence, drive, and insights. I’ll remember fondly the early morning breakfasts and BBQ luncheons to discuss next steps for Texas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA) for which he founded, and he entrusted to me. Jack frequently mentioned his loving family and I know they were dear to him. We’ve lost an amazing soul.  (by Elisa Maldonado-Holmertz)

Jack’s Obituary

Jack Donald Hart “Papa”, 79, of Austin passed away on August 24, 2023. He was born on November 26, 1943 in Dallas, Texas to his parents Herman Hart and Ondee Dorough Hart. He was born and raised in Dallas, lived briefly in Washington D.C. and then moved to Austin in 1976 until his death.
Jack attended Kimball High School, graduating in 1962, then attended The University of Texas at Austin from 1962-1970, earning a PHD in Aerospace Engineering. He was also a 4 year letterman in track, specializing in the 800 meter run, which he could easily run in under 2 minutes.

Jack provided decades of service to the engineering and biomedical community. He worked for the CIA for 7 years in the early 1970s in Washington DC, then moved to Austin in 1976 and continued to work for the intelligence and engineering community for the next 25 years at Radian Corporation, then worked for the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin before joining the Temple Health and Bioscience Economic Development District in Temple, TX (2011-2017) which he was very proud of. He also founded the Texas Medical Device Alliance, a major contribution to the Biotech and medical device community. While working at The University of Texas at Austin, he had a strong passion to help students, providing networks and job placement for countless students graduating from the Biomedical Engineering School.

Jack loved golf, fishing, hiking, and trips to the beach. He had 3 beloved Golden Retrievers over the years – Chuck, Nancy, and Jake. He had a passion for handiwork and woodwork. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He was the most supportive, selfless and loving person a family could ask for. His favorite thing to do was spend time with his family, especially his grandkids who he adored more than anything.
He is survived by his wife Janet Hart, his children, Susan Hart, Bradley Hart, and David Hart and daughter n law Amy Hart. His grandchildren, Lucas and Annabelle Hart. His two brothers, Ralph Hart and w Char Hart and Bill Hart and w Paula Hart.

Services will be held on Thursday August 31, 2023. Visitation from 9:00am-10:00am and funeral service at 10:00am at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home, 5416 Parkcrest Drive, Austin, TX-78731.

 To plant trees in memory of Jack, please visit the Sympathy Store.

 Jack Hart Obituary – Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North – Austin – 2023 (


Local Events

Sept 6
12:30-1:30 PM

Molecular Devices Lunch and Learn

Join us for an upcoming lunch & learn (including a live demo) for an automated, live cell imaging system – the ImageXpress Pico by Molecular DevicesThis will take place at the Bioscience Incubator and we would love for you to attend if you are interested at all in cell imaging and automation workflows.

Most excitingly, the folks at Molecular Devices will be offering live demos after the event and will image a sample from your Company if you want to evaluate the system on your own samples. There will also be demonstrations of how this is applicable in 3D culture, multi-channel fluorescence, and live cell imaging later in the afternoon.

Sept 7
5:30 – 9 PM

2023 BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare & Bioscience

The BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience celebrates local and national innovators in the healthcare and bioscience industry, including patient care, education, research and development, leadership, public policy and medical technology.

In 2023, the Innovation Award will be presented at a formal dinner in San Antonio, where healthcare and bioscience industry leaders can come together to celebrate healthcare innovation. The dinner will highlight and contribute to the collaborative spirit of the life science industry in San Antonio. Old associations will be rekindled in person and new relationships formed as industry leaders interact during the social hour preceding the dinner and the networking time after the dinner.

Sept 12
5 – 7 PM

ATC Fall Happy Hour

In conjunction with the UCX USA Future of Work and Customer Tech Conference, we are hosting a fun happy hour.  For those who want to stay for dinner, the UCX USA exhibit hall will open at 7:00 and the ATC Community is invited to stay and enjoy dinner and the exhibits. 

Sept 28
9:00 AM

The A.I. Healthcare Transformation Summit

Thought Leaders and Innovators Are Coming Together To Share Their Knowledge, Experience, Research, and Insights about A.I.

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.

Oct 5
10 AM

ACC Bioscience Incubator: Check it out!

Come see what the ACC Bioscience Incubator (ABI) has to offer to biotech startups. On Oct 5th, ABI will host a webinar where Nancy Lyon, the Director, will share with you all that you need to know about how ABI can help your company reach its next level including: leasing space at ABI, what types of equipment and instrumentation is available, and how to apply.

Register Here

Oct 25 – 26
All Day

Project Medtech Startup Symposium

Early stage Medtech companies are expected to navigate the complex process of bringing an idea into reality, but very seldom do they have the expertise, experience, or resources to ensure success.

If you are founder faced with this dilemma, this is for you.

Project Medtech and our Network of industry thought leaders have organized an interactive event to help founders build a successful medical technology company.

Webinars & Virtual Events

Sept 5
10 AM

How to Validate an Electronic Data Capture Setup for a Medical Device Clinical Investigation

System validation and study setup validation are integral to maintaining the highest standards of quality and regulatory compliance in the medical device industry. While these two processes differ in scope, they are equally important. In this free webinar, we explore key differences between system validation and study validation and why they are both foundational to creating and maintaining high-quality, effective, and safe medical devices. Join us and discover best practices to validate an EDC system as well as your study setup to avoid discrepancies, compliance issues and ensure data integrity and accuracy.

Sept 7
12 PM

Busting Mythconceptions about FDA’s Refuse-to-Accept Policy for Cybersecurity

The FDA’s 2022 draft premarket cybersecurity guidance and updated RTA policy have introduced new considerations and myths surrounding medical device submissions. If you’re submitting a 510(k), IDE, or de novo device submission to the FDA before, on, or after October 1, 2023, then this webinar is for you. Reasonable assurance for medical device security is no longer optional, and neither is buying into the mythconceptions swirling around our industry.  Join Velentium’s Director of Product Security, Garrett Schumacher, for an engaging and informative session on complying with modern FDA cybersecurity regulations

Local News

Gensler U.S.Laboratory Research Scientist Survey 2023

With hybrid work, AI, quantum computing, augmented reality and cloud labs on the rise, settings for scientific discovery continue to diversify beyond the traditional wet laboratory. Gensler conducted its inaugural U.S. Laboratory Research Scientist Survey of 492 life sciences researchers. Results point to a need for multifunctional spaces to support critical team and business outcomes.

University of Texas System Regents Announce Plans to Build UT Medical Center on Site of Erwin Center

AUSTIN, Texas — Today The University of Texas System Board of Regents Chairman Kevin P. Eltife announced plans to launch a monumental healthcare initiative to accelerate and expand UT Austin’s burgeoning medical district into a world-class academic medical center for education, research and patient care. The University of Texas at Austin Medical Center will start with two new hospital towers — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a UT Austin hospital. MD Anderson, the nation’s #1 cancer hospital, will expand its Houston footprint to Austin by building and operating a new, comprehensive cancer center, while UT Austin will build and operate its new specialty hospital.

Data privacy compliance in life science industry

MyData-TRUST is an international company specialized in Data Privacy Compliance exclusively dedicated to the Life Science sector.
MyData-TRUST assists the Life Sciences Industry in their compliance with the various international data protection regulations, such as the EU GDPR, the UK DPA, the Swiss DPA, the Chinese PIPL, the Brazilian LGPD and soon US ADPPA.

BioNTX Job Board

Visit Bio North Texas job board for available job posting in the North Texas region.

Career Connections

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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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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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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).