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December 20, 2010
Photo caption: Dr. Larry Miller (foreground), founder of Vidacare, boards the plane for Haiti to deliver over $100,000 of donated intraosseous infusion equipment to treat severely dehydrated cholera patients. ... More

December 18, 2010
    Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff (from left), University Health System head George Hernandez, Commissioner Paul Elizondo, Mayor Julian Castro and Christus Santa Rosa chief Pat Carrier ... More

December 15, 2010
By Don Finley The Baptist Health System was recognized Tuesday for being among the fastest in the country at getting stroke patients from the front door to clot-busting therapy - a development remarkable ... More

December 14, 2010
San Antonio (December 14, 2010) - The South Texas American Diabetes Association (ADA) shared impressive outcomes that illustrate effective diabetes management averages from Diabetes & Glandular Disease ... More

December 3, 2010
Erin R. Nosel inspects new equipment at UIW's Sandra and Stanley Rosenberg School of Optometry. Photo: Bob Owen / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS             By Melissa Ludwig University ... More

December 2, 2010
                      Winners of the Research Project category at the Alamo Region FIRST Lego League tournament Nov. 20 in San Antonio ... More

December 1, 2010
By David Hendricks - San Antonio Express-News San Antonio's health care and bioscience industry delivered a $24.5 billion economic impact last year, according to new, broader measurements used in a report ... More

November 24, 2010
(SAN ANTONIO) - The Austin Intellectual Property Law Association ("Austin IPLA") is honoring Dr. Larry Miller, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of San Antonio-based Vidacare Corporation, with the 2010 ... More

November 22, 2010
CAPTION: Julio C. Palmaz, M.D., invented the world’s first vascular stent — the Palmaz Stent — which changed the standard of care in cardiology and peripheral vascular medicine worldwide. SAN ... More

November 17, 2010
        San Antonio, TX - Hundreds of young roboticists will gather at Our Lady of the Lake University Saturday, Nov. 20 for the FIRST Lego League's "Body Forward" qualifier tournament. ... More

November 5, 2010
(SAN ANTONIO) November 4, 2010 - Sixteen San Antonio biotechnology and medical device companies have been awarded a collective total of almost $4.9 million in federal tax credit grants as part of the new ... More

October 18, 2010
(SAN ANTONIO) – In a move to further enhance strategic growth, Vidacare Corporation announced today that it is significantly increasing its in-house direct sales force to manage sales of all the ... More

October 7, 2010
By Wendy Rigby - KENS 5 Click here to view KENS 5 video clip. SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas legislature is investing in a San Antonio partnership that's really paying off. The University of Texas at San ... More

October 1, 2010
San Antonio Express-News - by Patrick Danner Christus Santa Rosa Health System plans to convert one of its outpatient surgery centers near Alamo Heights to a 35-bed surgical hospital that's slated to open ... More

September 29, 2010
  San Antonio Express-News, by David Hendricks CAPTION: Gov. Rick Perry announces to San Antonio, Bexar County and area business leaders that the Texas Emerging Technology Fund will invest a total ... More

September 24, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal - by Mike W. Thomas The federal government is looking increasingly to San Antonio when it needs expertise in areas relating to military and medicine. Just recently a pair ... More

September 24, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal - by W. Scott Bailey The START Center for Cancer Care has created a new division, GenomeConsult, that will link oncologists with patient-specific, DNA-based molecular testing ... More

September 23, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal ENTrigue Surgical Inc. will introduce a new medical product at the upcoming American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Symposium and Exhibition. The San Antonio company’s ... More

September 23, 2010
                    CAPTION: Glass partitions protect desk workers at the nurses’ station at the new tuberculosis hospital. A sophisticated ... More

September 17, 2010
By Derek ThompsonThe Atlantic During the slow recovery, only one major city outside Washington, D.C., has ranked in the top 10 for the fewest jobs lost and the highest economic growth in the country. ... More

September 16, 2010
(SAN ANTONIO) September 16, 2010 –  BioMed SA, the non-profit corporation founded in 2005 to help grow and promote San Antonio’s thriving healthcare and bioscience sector, will award ... More

September 9, 2010
San Antonio Express-News - By David Hendricks Mauli Agrawal, a San Antonio biomedical engineer, entrepreneur and educator, has been chosen by BioMed SA to receive the organization's Julio Palmaz Award ... More

September 3, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal - W. Scott Bailey AirStrip Technologies Inc. has secured $30 million in equity funding from Menlo Park, Calif.-based Sequoia Capital. Dr. Cameron Powell, president and co-founder ... More

August 24, 2010
“BIOSCIENCE BREAKTHROUGHS” TO AIR THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AUG. 30 – SEPT. 10   SAN ANTONIO, August 24, 2010 – Texas Public Radio’s KSTX 89.1 FM will air “Bioscience ... More

August 18, 2010
Nearly 300 new jobs add growth to local biosciences industry BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, has selected San Antonio as the site for its new North American ... More

August 17, 2010
Austin, TX – On Saturday, September 11, 2010, the Central Texas FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) is hosting its 2010-11 Season - Alamo Kick-off at Alamo Colleges – Northwest Vista College. The ... More

August 13, 2010
San Antonio - Karl Klose, director of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) South Texas Center Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Bernard Arulanandam, associate dean of research for scientific ... More

August 13, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal - by W. Scott Bailey Mauli Agrawal, who played a key role in helping to convince serial entrepreneur Mir Imran to expand his InCube Labs biomedical incubator to San Antonio, ... More

August 13, 2010
SAN ANTONIO — Dr. Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., professor and chair of urology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and executive director of its Cancer Therapy & Research ... More

August 10, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal A San Antonio development stage oncology company has won a new patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect the intellectual property of its lead cancer drug. GenSpera ... More

July 23, 2010
SAN ANTONIO - A $1 million grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and funding from several community partners will help the UT Health Science San Antonio's School of Nursing build a new, ... More

July 15, 2010
(SAN ANTONIO) – The National Trauma Institute (NTI), a non-profit organization dedicated to funding trauma research in the United States, launched a powerful new awareness and giving campaign in ... More

July 13, 2010
SAN ANTONIO – In the largest study of its kind, researchers at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) have found that exposure to cigarette smoke can alter gene expression -- the ... More

July 13, 2010
SAN ANTONIO – As the next step in aggressively increasing sales and growing the company’s international footprint, Vidacare Corporation has promoted Mark Mellin to Acting CEO and President ... More

June 15, 2010
San Antonio HC+B Magazine “Made in China” may soon give way to “Discovered/Developed in China.”  This was one of the eye-opening observations a small group of San Antonio ... More

June 11, 2010
                    InCube Labs Chairman and CEO Mir Imran during the announcement at City Hall. Photo by John Davenport By David Hendricks ... More

June 11, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal InCube Labs Chairman and CEO Mir Imran on Thursday joined local and state leaders in unveiling plans to open a branch of his company ... More

June 8, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal The START Center in San Antonio has become one of 15 cancer research sites worldwide selected by Merck & Co. Inc. to become part of the Merck Oncology Collaborative ... More

May 14, 2010
By David Saleh Rauf - San Antonio Express-News Texas is investing $3 million in a Dallas-based medical device company created by Dr. Julio Palmaz, a former University of Texas Health Science Center ... More

May 4, 2010
PHOTO: Miguel Yacaman, who heads UTSA's physics and astronomy department, shows off images taken by the world's most powerful electron microscope, nicknamed 'Helenita' after King Ranch heiress Helen ... More

April 30, 2010
Starting this month, an estimated 70 million people from 192 countries and 42 international organizations will gather in China to celebrate the 2010 Shanghai World Expo in what is expected to be the ... More

April 13, 2010
By Elizabeth Allen - Express-News  The University of Texas Health Science Center has named Dr. Francisco González-Scarano the new dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for ... More

April 9, 2010
San Antonio/Corpus Christi, Texas:  The South Texas Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization (STRCIC) today announced the formation of its Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) Regional Board.  ... More

April 9, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal DPT Laboratories Ltd. spent more than $30 million to upgrade its sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities in Lakewood, N.J. The company invested in a new water system ... More

March 18, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal DPT Laboratories Ltd. implemented a restructuring of the company’s manufacturing and pharmaceutical contract development operations to establish three new centers ... More

March 18, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) has rolled out a new wound-management system in the European and Canadian markets. San Antonio-based KCI (NYSE: KCI) has developed the Prevena ... More

March 17, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa honored three professors within the system — including one in San Antonio — with the 2010 Chancellor’s ... More

March 11, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal The Cancer Prevention and Research Institution of Texas awarded nearly $600,000 to two leading San Antonio research organizations to fund programs that will help prevent ... More

March 8, 2010
Bio-pharmaceutical company ViroXis will be the first to move in The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) celebrates the grand opening of its New Venture Incubator (NVI), a facility with laboratory, ... More

March 1, 2010
Much-Anticipated Technology That Offers Alternative to "Barbaric" Traditional Procedures Is Now Commercially Available (SAN ANTONIO) - For many cancer patients, a bone marrow biopsy and/or ... More

February 26, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded two contracts totaling $41.5 million to established the long-awaited “polytrauma center” to care ... More

February 2, 2010
San Antonio Business Journal The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a new patent to GenSpera Inc. to cover the intellectual property on the company’s second anti-cancer drug compound currently ... More

January 28, 2010
GenSpera Inc. has reached a milestone in the development of its investigational cancer drug. In a phase 1 clinical study, doctors at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison treated ... More

January 22, 2010
Pharma giants pick San Antonio cancer center for drug testing by W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal When competing drug companies Merck & Co. Inc. and AstraZeneca announced in June their ... More

January 21, 2010
By John W. Gonzalez - San Antonio Express-News The University of Texas Health Science Center on Wednesday was awarded two of the first grants from a new state entity created by Texas voters to accelerate ... More

January 21, 2010
EZ-IO System Helps Gain Essential Vascular Access in Critically Injured Patients    (SAN ANTONIO) – Vidacare Corporation has joined forces with Partners In Health (PIH) to provide ... More

January 21, 2010
KCI Donates its Signature V.A.C.® Therapy and Other Wound Care Products; In-Kind Donation Valued at More Than $2 Million SAN ANTONIO—JAN. 19, 2010—Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE: KCI) today ... More

January 21, 2010
European Journal of Clinical & Medical Oncology Publishes Meta-Analysis of Phase II and Phase III Trials Supporting Tavocept’s Potential to Increase Lung Cancer Survival San Antonio, TX, ... More

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