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December 12, 2013
By Peggy O'Hare, San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO - A British medical device company that opened its American subsidiary in San Antonio last year is preparing to commercially launch its first product ... More

December 11, 2013
L-R: Ed Davis speaks at the BioMed SA annual breakfast meeting. By Miriam Sitz, The Rivard Report "San Antonio's Biomedical Sector: Stepping onto the Global Stage." That lofty but accurate slogan ... More

December 5, 2013
Yusheng Feng, UTSA Innovator of the Year By Monica Marcos, UTSA Communications Writer (Dec. 5, 2013) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Interim Vice President for Research Mauli Agrawal and the UTSA Office ... More

December 3, 2013
By Mike W. Thomas, San Antonio Business Journal South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics (START) has signed a three-year collaborative agreement with MEDIAN Technologies, a medical imaging ... More

December 3, 2013
LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, announced today that it has completed the previously announced ... More

November 26, 2013
By Angela Shah, Xconomy Texas For Dennis Filips, entrepreneurial inspiration came from the grim battlefields of Serbia, the Golan Heights, and Afghanistan. A trauma surgeon with the Canadian Forces until ... More

November 22, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BME, Inc. (BioMedical Enterprises, Inc., www.bme-tx.com) is the privately held U.S. leader in shape memory technology for small bone fixation, and the ... More

November 21, 2013
By Peggy O'Hare, San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio company that launched robotic technology used to disinfect hospital rooms has secured an additional $11.3 million in funding that ... More

November 21, 2013
By Peggy O'Hare, San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO - The city of San Antonio will invest $200,000 in a biotech startup founded to develop new advances in stem-cell technology. City Council voted Thursday ... More

November 21, 2013
By Peggy O'Hare, San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO - The latest version of a portable wound care device made by Kinetic Concepts, Inc. of San Antonio has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug ... More

November 19, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 19, 2013) - William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, a renal specialist who is president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, co-authored a multicenter research study ... More

November 15, 2013
(SAN ANTONIO, TX - Nov. 15, 2013) It's been called a germ-zapping robot - and there's a passing resemblance to R2D2 if you squint your eyes. But this rolling disinfection device from a San Antonio-based ... More

November 14, 2013
Nov. 14, 2013 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- As part of its ongoing program to highlight excellence in the health sciences, Expertscape.com is pleased to announce its inaugural ranking of the top institutions ... More

November 13, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 13, 2013) - Ronald M. Stewart, M.D., FACS, professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, trauma surgeon at University Hospital, and physician ... More

November 7, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. - Eileen T. Breslin, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been selected as Alumnus of the Year for ... More

November 6, 2013
[November 6, 2013- SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS] iTraumaCare, an early-stage medical device firm focused on developing traumatic injury solutions for first responder and military medicine applications, has added ... More

October 31, 2013
By Peggy O'Hare, San Antonio Express-News A publicly traded medical-device company from Pennsylvania will purchase San Antonio-based Vidacare Corp. for more than a quarter of a billion dollars in a deal ... More

October 30, 2013
By Angela Shah, Xconomy Texas Vidacare, a San Antonio medical device company, is being acquired by Teleflex (NYSE: TFX) in a $262.5 million, all-cash deal. The Texas company produces a driver-and-needle ... More

October 29, 2013
[October 29, 2013 - SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS] iTraumaCare, an early-stage medical device firm focused on developing traumatic injury solutions, has achieved its fourth regulatory milestone with an expanded ... More

October 26, 2013
From Staff Reports, San Marcos Daily Record The Texas State University Alumni Association has granted its most prestigious honor to five Texas State Alumni for 2013. Geoffrey S. Connor, Robert Thomas ... More

October 22, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, October 22, 2013 - GenSpera, Inc. (OTC.BB: GNSZ) announced that Devalingam Mahalingam, MD, PhD, principal investigator of the G-202 Phase II trial in hepatocellular carcinoma, presented ... More

October 21, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 21, 2013) - Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., FAAFP, a family physician whose research on improving patient-centered care and community health has drawn international acclaim, ... More

October 18, 2013
Methodist Healthcare has been recognized nationally for quality cancer care (Photo courtesy of Methodist) By W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal Methodist Healthcare System's Methodist Cancer ... More

October 16, 2013
By W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal Renaissance Acquisition Holdings LLC is integrating two of its companies - San Antonio-based DPT Laboratories and Confab, which has its headquarters in ... More

October 16, 2013
By W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal Mission Pharmacal has settled its patent-infringement lawsuit against PureTek Corp. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas has entered ... More

October 12, 2013
A banner at the Medtronic Diabetes sales and patient service center in San Antonio heralds the rollout of a new insulin-pump device. More than 1,100 people are employed at Medtronic's San Antonio office. ... More

October 11, 2013
Cory Hallam, director of CITE at UTSA, says he was glad to see the ETF revalidated by the Texas Legislature. (Photo by Lyndsey Johnson / San Antonio Business Journal) By Mike W. Thomas, San Antonio Business ... More

October 4, 2013
By W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal Assessments vary even among local leaders over where San Antonio stands in the U.S. bioscience race. There is some consensus, however, that San Antonio ... More

October 4, 2013
  City Manager Sheryl Sculley says San Antonio needs to attract more talent and capital to grow its bioscience industry. (Photo by Jim Lochhead, San Antonio Business Journal) By W. Scott Bailey, ... More

September 22, 2013
Jim Daley works on the circuitry of their medical device at EO2 Concepts July 22 in San Antonio. The company's device delivers a steady steam of oxygen to a wound via a portable device that can be worn ... More

September 21, 2013
By Texas CEO Magazine In the past, business incubation depended on real estate to succeed those who were close in proximity connected and thrived and those who weren't - lost out. Today, the rules of ... More

September 20, 2013
New StemBioSys Inc. CEO Peter Savas says the company will pursue more funding and partnership opportunities. (Photo by Lyndsey Johnson / SABJ) By W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal StemBioSys ... More

September 19, 2013
  Previous Palmaz Award winners Mauli Agrawal (left-2010) and Larry Miller (right-2012) from San Antonio join 2013 recipient Robert Langer of Boston (second from left) and namesake Julio Palmaz at ... More

September 19, 2013
By W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal San Antonio has secured a major prize in the bioscience industry. Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) told a crowd gathered at BioMed SA's annual Julio Palmaz ... More

September 19, 2013
By Peggy O'Hare, San Antonio Express-News San Antonio will host the World Stem Cell Summit next year, an event expected to draw more than 1,500 people from 40 countries, city officials said. The summit, ... More

September 18, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, TX (Sept. 18, 2013) - Genetics Policy Institute (GPI), the producer of the annual World Stem Cell Summit, is announcing today at BioMed SA's 8th Annual Julio Palmaz Award Dinner that the 2014 ... More

September 17, 2013
By W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal BioMed SA will award its eighth Julio Palmaz Award for Innovation in Healthcare and the Biosciences to Robert S. Langer on Wednesday. Langer, the David ... More

September 12, 2013
W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal BGI Tech Solutions Co. LTD, a subsidiary of BGI, the world's largest genomics research organization, has agreed to work with South Texas Accelerated Research ... More

September 11, 2013
San Antonio, TX, September 11, 2013 - Azaya Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company developing more effective cancer treatments through its nanotechnology platform, announced an exclusive ... More

September 9, 2013
By Jim Forsyth, 1200 WOAI news Dr. Robert S. Langer, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineer and one of the leading medical innovators of the modern era, will receive the Julio Palmaz ... More

September 9, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 9, 2013) - At the 2013 President's Gala on Saturday, Sept. 7, William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, announced a $5 million gift from ... More

September 5, 2013
  [September 5, 2013 - SAN ANTONIO] On Thursday, August 29, a 64 year old man near Olive Branch, Mississippi was trimming tree limbs when his chainsaw got caught in his shirtsleeve and came down ... More

September 3, 2013
Dr. Robert Langer will receive the 2013 Julio Palmaz Award at BioMed SA's awards dinner. By Peggy O'Hare, San Antonio Express-News Dr. Robert Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will ... More

August 29, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 29, 2013) - Nicolas Musi, M.D., a physician-scientist in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, will become director of the Health Science ... More

August 28, 2013
By David Hendricks, San Antonio Express-News Biotechnology serial entrepreneur Fred Dinger spoke at Tuesday's quarterly Emerging Venture Pipeline luncheon, the sixth one so far, all sponsored by The Texas ... More

August 27, 2013
Emily Kidd, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Health Sciences at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, was appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National ... More

August 19, 2013
San Antonio, Texas, August 19, 2013 - GenSpera, Inc. (OTCBB:GNSZ) announced today it has entered into subscription agreements with accredited investors and qualified institutional buyers totaling approximately ... More

August 14, 2013
[August 14, 2013 - SAN ANTONIO] iTraumaCare, an early-stage medical device firm focused on developing traumatic injury solutions for first responder and military medicine applications, has selected Combat ... More

August 5, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, August 5, 2013 - The Perry & Ruby Stevens Charitable Foundation has awarded $1.5 million over three years to the Texas Biomedical Research Institute to advance existing neurological research ... More

July 31, 2013
Kinetic Concepts Inc. is headed by President and CEO Joseph F. Woody. By Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News San Antonio-based Kinetic Concepts Inc. said Tuesday it has signed an agreement to acquire ... More

July 10, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, July 10, 2013 - Ruth M. Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, has been appointed to the position of Scientist ... More

July 8, 2013
San Antonio, TX, July 8, 2013 - Azaya Therapeutics Inc., an oncology company focused on developing more effective cancer treatments through its nanotechnology platform, announced the launch of a new division, ... More

July 3, 2013
ENTrigue Surgical Inc.'s balloon dilation system. The company has been bought out for $45 million. By W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal ArthroCare Corp., an Austin-based developer and manufacturer ... More

July 2, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (July 2, 2013) - The National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Aging today announced a $3.4 million training grant to the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging ... More

June 27, 2013
SAN ANTONIO - BioBridge Global was announced today as the name of the non-profit holding company that includes South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), QualTex Laboratories and GenCure. The new ... More

June 25, 2013
Photo By San Antonio Express-News file photos Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, shown in 2011, the year it opened, is one of five local hospitals operated by Vanguard Health Systems, which is being bought ... More

May 29, 2013
By Peggy O'Hare, San Antonio Express-News A trauma-care medical device company with U.S. headquarters in San Antonio has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market a clamp designed ... More

May 24, 2013
Vidacare CEO Mark Mellin says the company has made significant investments in talent and infrastructure as it pursues more growth. Photo by Lyndsey Johnson. By W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal ... More

May 15, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, May 15, 2013 - Scientists at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have identified four genes in baboons that influence levels of "bad" cholesterol. This discovery could lead to the development ... More

May 9, 2013
By Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is set to undergo more expansion. The University of Texas System Board of Regents has approved ... More

May 8, 2013
Invictus Medical, the San Antonio, Texas-based medical device company dedicated to providing newborns with healthy developmental milestones, is proud to announce that Chris Gilmer and Russell Rayburn have ... More

May 2, 2013
InCube Labs Chairman and CEO Mir Imran (at podium) answers questions as City Manager Sheryl Sculley (behind posters, from left) and Mayor Julian Castro, York Duncan, Andrea Biuffrida, Ph.D., and City Council ... More

May 1, 2013
A Xenex robot emits ultraviolet light in a simulated hospital room at the San Antonio-based company. The robot is used to eliminate pathogens in hospitals. Xenex says its revenue has soared since it sold ... More

April 30, 2013
San Antonio, TX - April 30, 2013 - BioMed SA announces its partnership with Xconomy Texas, the newest of Xconomy's eight news bureaus covering innovation hubs across the United States. Xconomy is dedicated ... More

April 25, 2013
Dr. Jorge Alvarez (left), a cardiologist with the Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio, talks with his wife, Becky, after a ceremony in which he was honored for assisting the wounded after the bombings at ... More

April 24, 2013
LEXINGTON, KY and SAN ANTONIO, TX) - Cleaning your mouth and cleaning your arteries could be as simple as a once-a-day oral rinse if additional studies confirm preliminary findings about a new product. ... More

April 12, 2013
The Randomists' robot (Photo courtesy of Diane Clements) By Miriam Sitz, The Rivard Report In the spirit of National Robotics Week, the Rivard Report takes a moment to recognize and celebrate a group ... More

April 9, 2013
This being National Robotics Week, we are pleased to publicly congratulate The Randomists, a local FIRST Lego League (FLL) team sponsored by BioMed SA, which won the 1st Place Champion's Award at the Alamo ... More

March 25, 2013
Invictus Medical, a San Antonio, Texas-based medical device company, has established itself in the realm of neonatology to combat the substantial increase in cases of deformational plagiocephaly (DP), ... More

March 15, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (March 15, 2013) - President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio announced today that William W. Dodge, D.D.S., has been named dean ... More

March 14, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 14, 2013 - GenSpera, Inc. (OTCBB:GNSZ) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Orphan Products Development has granted Orphan Drug Designation to its ... More

March 11, 2013
By James Aldridge, San Antonio Business Journal BiO2 Medical has sold the company's first triple lumen Angel Catheter in the European Union. The device is used to prevent pulmonary embolism in critically ... More

March 5, 2013
By Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News Two San Antonio companies recently were selected as being among the "10 most promising life science companies" at the Texas Life Science Venture Forum in Houston. The ... More

February 21, 2013
SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GenSpera, Inc. (GNSZ) announced that the first patient has been treated in the Phase II clinical trial of its lead compound, G-202, in patients who have hepatocellular carcinoma ... More

February 6, 2013
By Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News The USAA Foundation has made a $3 million donation to fund neurosciences research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Proceeds ... More

February 1, 2013
By W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Business Journal Xenex Healthcare Services' Morris Miller says demand for the company's Room Disinfection System should continue to expand. Health care experts across the ... More

January 18, 2013
Jim Poage of Startech (left), Founder and CEO Marc Feldman, MD of Admittance Technologies, Inc., and Dr. David Weiss of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio announce a $1.99 million Texas Emerging ... More

January 18, 2013
By Mike W. Thomas, San Antonio Business Journal Pacemaker companies across the country, representing a $6 billion-a-year market, are vying for the chance to acquire new technology developed at the University ... More

January 9, 2013
San Antonio (January 9, 2013) - BioMed SA, the non-profit organization responsible for promoting San Antonio's healthcare and bioscience industry, has re-elected officers for 2013 and expanded its Executive ... More

January 8, 2013
From left: Dr. Fred Poordad and Dr. Eric Lawitz By Jennifer R. Lloyd Two local physicians who studied therapies for liver-damaging hepatitis C have found that a new drug combination wipes out the virus ... More

January 8, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (January 8, 2013) - Julio C. Palmaz, M.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio was named a charter fellow by the National Academy of Inventors for his invention ... More

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