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Acelity is a globally diversified wound care and regenerative medicine company that unites the strengths of the three heritage companies Kinetic Concepts, Inc., LifeCell Corporation and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited. Acelity is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with a team of more than 5,800 employees around the world.

South Texas largest institution of higher education with over 50,000 credit students each semester enrolled in our five colleges – San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, and Northeast Lakeview College.

The mission of Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals – a Cambridge, MA-based company built around research from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio - is to develop a breakthrough neuroprotective therapeutic that activates the inherent caretaker mechanisms of astrocytes to treat brain injuries.

Bank SNB is a regional leader in healthcare banking.  We deliver highly efficient commercial banking financial solutions and capital to our healthcare clients and partners.

Bartlett Cocke General Contractors is San Antonio's largest commercial builder that specializes in the construction of biomedical and medical technology research facilities.  Sample projects include the Children's Cancer Research Institute and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center.

BD, a leading global medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents, is dedicated to improving people’s health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug therapy, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. Founded in 1897, BD employs over 27,000 people worldwide and serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public.

bioAffinity Technologies addresses a critical need to find cancer early and treat cancer specifically by developing tests and therapies to detect and treat cancer at the cellular level.  CyPath® Lung, bioAffinity Technologies’ first product, is being developed for the detection of early-stage lung cancer.

Biomedical Development Corporation is commercializing a portfolio of pharmaceuticals that decrease bacterial bioburden in the mouth, reduce chronic inflammation, and subsequently improve systemic health. Biomedical Development Corporation has two drugs in Phase 2 clinical trials.

BME’s business initiatives as a medical device manufacturer and research service provider have allowed it to increase the medical community’s knowledge in osteoporosis, bone healing, and bone replacement materials. BME's strategy is focused on minimally invasive orthopaedic instrumentation and implants that elicit a biologic response.

Established in 1941, Broadway Bank (along with its military division, Eisenhower Bank) is the largest independent bank in the San Antonio and Hill Country region, with 38 neighborhood banking center locations.

Brooks is a master-planned community founded on the former Brooks Air Force Base when the United States Air Force closed the facility in 2002. Following the 1995 BRAC, when Brooks AFB was removed from the Base Realignment and Closure list, city, state, military, and community planners developed a privatization plan to transition ownership to the Brooks Development Authority. This transition came into full effect on July 2002, when the Brooks Development Authority assumed control of the newly named Brooks City-Base, now known simply as Brooks. With a vast 1,300 acres, 750 of which are still available for development, Brooks is overflowing with economic possibilities. Now home to 30+ businesses employing more than 3,000 people, the Brooks region is predicted to support more than 17,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2021.

Cancer Insight is a clinical research organization in the area of cancer immunotherapy.  Through its subsidiary, CI is also discovering and developing innovative cancer immunotherapies.

CellRight Technologies LLC is a biotech company that specializes in regenerative medicine and is dedicated to the development of innovative osteobiologic and wound care scaffolds that enhance healing opportunities of defects created by trauma and disease.

CeloNova BioSciences is a pioneer in cardiovascular innovation. Leveraging its novel Polyzene-F core technology, CeloNova is transforming the treatment of cardiovascular disease and promoting positive outcomes in patients around the world. The proprietary COBRA PzF NanoCoated Coronary Stent System is the latest generation stent featuring the nano-thin Polyzene-F nanocoated surface modification.

CFB Interests, LLC

CHS is a subsidiary of Chenega Corporation, which provides oversight and “back office” administrative support to its subsidiaries to assist in contract performance. This structure provides significant financial and resource reach-back, and streamlines internal processes enabling greater flexibility for the customer. All Chenega Corporation-managed subsidiaries are able to perform responsively, agilely, and effectively as small businesses with the strong financial backbone of Chenega Corporation.


Has provided top quality healthcare for over 137 years, and is the only Catholic faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare system in San Antonio.

Clarity Child Guidance Center is the region's premier nonprofit resource for children ages 3-17 in need of mental health treatment. We help heal young minds and hearts.

CytoBioscience is a world leader in high-throughput, high-accuracy cellular patch clamp testing - a method for measuring microscopic voltage changes caused by the movement of molecules through the membrane ion channels of a cell, a function that is central to cellular physiology and drug-cell interactions. CytoBioscience is opening up new avenues of research in drug development, neuroscience, diabetes, and personalized medicine.

Twenty years of stage II – IV dermatology clinical trial experience with local and systemic agents, including biologicals, anesthetics, and light-based therapies. Easy access in the South Texas Medical Center. Steven A. Davis, MD, Principal Investigator

Dominion Aesthetic Technologies, Inc., is a Texas based corporation focused on the commercialization of medical devices in the aesthetic field. The aesthetic market is rapidly expanding based upon consumer/patient demand and the continued improvement and availability of non-invasive alternatives to surgical procedures.

A contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) offering full service sourcing solutions for the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare companies.

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Eagle Medical Services, LLC employs highly experienced technical personnel with established medical and research capabilities to support the advancement of health and the study and surveillance of the diseases that threaten quality of life, the environment, and world economics. EMS provides sound clinical approaches to address preventable global health risks through quality healthcare, rapid detection, intervention, and epidemiological analysis, as well as continuous medical based education and consultation.

Electrochemical Oxygen Concepts, Inc. (EO2 Concepts™) is an innovative wound care company based in San Antonio, TX. Its first product, the TransCu O2™ device, is a unique, non-invasive, electrochemical tissue oxygenation system intended for use with lower-cost moist wound dressings for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and other skin wounds through the continuous diffusion of oxygen.

Evestra seeks to improve the health and wellness of women around the world through innovative technologies and commercially viable products focused primarily on fertility control, gynecological disorders and oncology.

FAVHR is an independent non-profit corporation (NPC) established in 1988 and affiliated with South Texas Veterans Healthcare Systems (STVCHS) VA Medical Center in San Antonio.  FAVHR strives to make the research process easier for its investigators by providing a variety of services.

Fountainhead Investment Partners is a venture capital firm with a vision of capturing advancing technologies from all industries and applying them to offer new answers for age-old challenges. Initial investments are focused on advancing technologies in the areas of medical devices, multicellular biologic sciences and regenerative medicine. The firm identifies innovative early stage companies led by passionate, experienced teams in the medical industry.

Frost opened its doors in 1868 and we've been involved with San Antonio's medical community ever since. From banking and insurance to retirement and trust services, Frost serves the needs of the healthcare and biosciences industries in San Antonio.

Greene and Associates, Inc., an organizational resilience company and partner with Career Partners International, has provided executive coaching, career transitioning, corporate mentoring, and leadership development services to businesses of all sizes since 1996.

Former four-term Mayor of San Antonio and HUD Secretary in the Clinton Administration.  Founding Chair of BioMed SA and Executive Chairman of CityView, a corporation that works to create housing for America's working families by providing financing to America's best builders.

INCELL is a recognized human stem cell therapy company, and FDA-registered manufacturer and biobank cryostorage facility. INCELL manufactures products for itself and its clients, and provides contract services in product development, pre-clinical testing, personalized medicine and clinical trials in the areas of regenerative medicine, cancer, vaccines and infectious diseases.

Based in Silicon Valley and San Antonio, InCube Labs is a life sciences research lab focused on developing medical breakthroughs that dramatically improve patient outcomes. InCube is led by Mir Imran, an accomplished medical innovator, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, who has founded more than 20 life sciences companies and holds more than 200 patents. Many of Imran’s innovations have resulted in new standards of care, including the first FDA-approved Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator.

iTraumaCare™ is addressing unmet needs in the field of emergency medicine by developing, manufacturing, and commercializing point of injury solutions to treat common causes of preventable death in traumatic injury scenarios. 

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Kenneth P. Trevett, J.D.

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Leon LeVan, Ph.D.

LSMRI is a privately owned, for-profit medical research institute focused on developing translatable cellular therapies and biological solutions to the most challenging human illnesses.  From basic research to bed-side solutions, and with commercialization goals in mind, LSMRI is committed to bringing scientific discoveries ready to be implemented by entities interested in advancing their companies through licensing agreements.

Luminus Biosciences has created a groundbreaking drug delivery platform using lipid drug nanospheres stabilized by protein to formulate poorly water soluble molecules. The formulation is less toxic and the nanospheres carry the drugs directly to the cells resulting in improved efficacy. Luminus Biosciences supports research and development of drug molecules for treatment of cancer, epilepsy, first-degree burns, pain management and ophthalmic ailments.


Lynntech Inc., a small business leader, has been developing and transitioning technologies for the Aerospace, Defense, and human health markets since 1987. Lynntech offers a broad portfolio of technologies in the areas of bioengineering and biomedicine, coatings and materials science, energy conversion and storage, and environmental technologies. Biomedical expertise centers around molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics. Lynntech fosters long-term partnerships across industry, academia, and government researchers.

Management Associates

Strategic business consultants to early stage life science companies and venture investing.

 Medical Care Innovations is the parent company of EndoMune Advanced Probiotic, the only GI-developed probiotic on the market for adult and children.

At Medtronic, Innovating for life means we’re committed to finding more ways to help more people around the world. Constantly pushing the limits of medical technology. Driven by our deep understanding of the human body and our collaboration with physicians, we're transforming technology to treat patients across the entire care continuum. Our innovations help physicians diagnose diseases earlier, treat patients with the least amount of disruption possible, and help alleviate symptoms throughout the patient's life.

The largest provider of healthcare services in the region with eight hospitals and 15 other health-related facilities.

Metric Medical Devices is focused on developing internal bone fixation implants for the hand, wrist, foot & ankle that speed healing and minimize non-healing by pulling together and compressing bone.

The mission of the Mind Science Foundation is to explore the vast potential of the human mind in a scientific manner, for the betterment of humankind. Current areas of focus include supporting the search for an answer to one of the major questions of modern science - the puzzle of human consciousness. The foundation does this by funding leading-edge research and educational programs focused on the mind, brain and human consciousness, all with the goal of improving the human condition.

For more than sixty years, privately held Mission Pharmacal has been dedicated to identifying unmet health needs and developing innovative products to meet them.

Time-honored leader in healthcare, where patients are not just cared for, but cared about through quality physicians, cutting-edge technology and new medical services.

Norton Rose Fulbright has been helping those in the healthcare and bioscience industries to achieve their dreams, missions and objectives for over 30 years.

NuPak provides a broad array of development, prototypes, testing, injection molding and packaging services for the entrepreneur, inventor, and large medical corporations. We specialize in contract medical manufacturing.

The Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade in San Antonio is in the business district close to Huebner Oaks and the South Texas Medical Center. This 4-star hotel features amenities including a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out, along with 23,000 square feet of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.

Perceptive Navigation is an early-stage medical device company developing and seeking regulatory clearance for forward-viewing, image-guided interventional devices. The company expects to launch its first product, Vu-Path, for ultrasound guided vascular access by the end of 2016.

San Antonio's preferred independent real estate company and luxury property specialists since 1989. Award-winning Relocation team has helped thousands of individuals, national and regional organizations, to relocate here.

Progenerative Medical is translating clinically-proven Reduced Pressure Therapy to orthopedic indications.

As San Antonio's leading provider of human resources services to the healthcare and biosciences industry in South Texas and beyond, Provenir partners with its clients to attract executive-level talent and healthcare providers, and develop results-driven employment policies and programs.

Prytime Medical is an innovative medical device company that designs, develops and commercializes minimally invasive solutions for vascular trauma. The company’s flagship product is the ER-REBOA™ Catheter, designed specifically for rapid, temporary occlusion of large vessels in the emergency and critical care environment during REBOA (Resuscitative Endovascular Occlusion of the Aorta) procedure. The underlying intellectual property for the ER-REBOA™ Catheter was conceived by experienced military vascular and trauma surgeons based lessons learned on the battlefield.

QualTex Laboratories performs testing services for clients that collect, prepare, and distribute FDA regulated blood components/biological products for human therapies. Tests performed are used to qualify blood/plasma donors and support global public safety.

Rhodium Scientific is a biotech firm providing scientific business management services to the life, physical and space science industries. Current clients include accredited testing laboratories and cGMP facilities within private, government, and Fortune 500 sectors. Scientifically, Rhodium manages commercialization aspects for market products and novel R&D innovations that include microorganisms in microgravity with pharmaceutical implications. Together with space and industry partners, we ensure our client’s core capabilities and innovations are managed with quality, compliance, and downstream feasibility.

Rochal Industries is a privately owned bioscience company focusing on the development of new polymeric materials for wound and burn care treatment.  Rochal licenses its intellectual property to companies capable of commercializing the resulting products.

RVK Architects, with over 40 years of architectural experience, serves public and private entities. We design functional, sustainable and healing environments that center on the needs of customers and advance staff efficiencies.

The San Antonio Medical Foundation was established in 1947 with a primary purpose of obtaining a medical school for South Texas.  Today, San Antonio Medical Foundation Trustees evaluate all requests, research the need and land required, and arrange leases to benefit the facility and the future development of the Medical Center.  Priority is given to institutions providing research, education and selected medically-related services.

The San Antonio Military Health System (SAMHS) is led by Air Force and Army general officers and is responsible for providing management and oversight of business, clinical, and educational function of all Military Health System (MHS) medical treatment facilities (MTFs) located in the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Santalis Pharmaceuticals is on the leading edge of developing a unique platform of highly differentiated prescription and over-the-counter healthcare products based on its sustainably-grown pharmaceutical-grade East Indian Sandalwood Oil (EISO), also known as Sandalwood Album Oil (SAO).

Seno Medical Instruments Inc. is focused on the early detection of cancer through the use of its patented opto-acoustic imaging technology.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is a unique, non-profit, community resource that saves lives by working with volunteer donors to provide the highest quality blood and tissue components to patients. By using cutting-edge technology, our team of dedicated professionals has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives over more than 35 years. We collect and test more than 200,000 components of life-saving blood and tissue each year from volunteers all over South Texas. We are internationally recognized for the quality of our services and research.

Southwest Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organization benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology since 1947.

St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence. The School of Science, Engineering, and Technology strives to develop ethical and service-minded scientists, engineers, and technology leaders through experiential learning in a student-centered environment that is committed to success.

StemBioSys manufactures and develops novel, proprietary stem cell technologies to meet the promise of regenerative medicine in a surging global market. Housed in San Antonio, StemBioSys is led by an experienced management and scientific team.

Steven A. Davis, M.D.

TASA Risk Solutions is a boutique risk management and insurance brokerage firm managing the risk of commercial businesses with exposures locally, nationally and internationally.

Texas Biomed is one of the nation’s leading independent biomedical research institutes, with marked success in genetics, neonatal development, and research on infectious, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Texas Capital Bank is a commercial bank that delivers highly personalized financial services to Texas-based businesses.  Texas Capital Bank is a full service bank, equipped to serve individuals, families and their business interests.

An innovation-based economic developer for San Antonio and South Texas, providing the physical infrastructure and start-up capital to bioscience-based enterprise.

The Witte Museum promotes lifelong learning through innovative exhibitions, programs, and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage.  Visitors engage in relevant and thought-provoking experiences. Exhibitions, programs, and collections connect the past, the present, and future through a dynamic learning environment.

Trinity University is a nationally recognized private, liberal arts and sciences institution that emphasizes global literacy, hands-on interdisciplinary research, and experiential learning opportunities that broaden the education experience. Trinity’s undergraduate research programs offer students cutting edge opportunities at the interface of disciplines.

University Health System is a nationally recognized academic medical center and network of outpatient health centers, owned by the people of Bexar County. University Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and one of just 15 Level I trauma centers in Texas. 

An emerging public research university dedicated to higher education, the creation of new knowledge, access and excellence.

The University of the Incarnate Word offers 80 undergraduate and graduate fields of study, including a Ph.D. in Education and doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.), optometry (OD), nursing practice (DNP), physical therapy (DPT) and business administration (DBA). UIW is one of twenty universities in the U.S. with an optometry program, while the pharmacy school is the only one in Texas at a private university.


South Texas’ leading research institution, ranked in the top 5% of the 1,650 U.S. universities and non-profits receiving federal research funding.

UT Medicine San Antonio is made up of the primary care doctors and the specialists from the faculty of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, with more than 60 different types of specialists and sub-specialists.

Wave Healthcare is an exclusively pediatric respiratory Durable Medical Equipment (DME) company whose primary focus is to improve healthcare for the Children of Texas. Wave Healthcare provides expert hospital-to-home education services, pediatric clinical respiratory support, as well as innovative medical equipment applications.

Xenex was founded to significantly reduce the number of healthcare associated infections that destroy the lives of millions of patients and their families by perfecting and monitoring the use of pulsed xenon UV (PX-UV) disinfection to decontaminate patient care environments.

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