ARPA-H awarded Customer Experience Hub to Texas

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a $2.5 billion federal biomedical agency research agency created in 2022, stands to benefit San Antonio’s $44.1 billion health care and biosciences sector, the city’s largest, and local economic development. It’s a new federal agency designed to change the way patients are treated in the US healthcare … Read more

SBA Awards $150,000 to BioMedSA for ‘Bridge to Bio’ Initiative

New Funding to Bolster San Antonio’s Biomedical Startup Ecosystem The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced BioMedSA as a Stage Two winner for the national 2023 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. BioMedSA will receive $150,000 to help catalyze the development of bioscience startups in San Antonio, enabling them to build on a strong foundation as … Read more

Who’s Who in SA: COL Jane Shen-Gunther, M.D., Ph.D.

COL Jane Shen-Gunther, M.D., is an obstetrician-gynocolgist clinician-researcher at the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). Her focus is to develop simple and self-administered cancer screening tests. Much of her research has focused on the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), including the development of a highly sophisticated predictive model. In addition to improving patient care, her work has … Read more

BioMedSA awarded $50,000 in prize money to catalyze relationships and develop Growth Accelerator Partnerships

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced San Antonio’s BioMedSA as a Stage One winner for the 2023 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. BioMedSA will receive a $50,000 cash prize to build strategic partnerships that will support the launch, growth, and scale of bioscience startups in San Antonio and the surrounding region, serving as a model for … Read more

Bexar County Issues Proclamation for Biofest Week

Bexar County Commissioners presented Heather Hanson, President of BioMedSA, a proclamation of Biofest Week. Biofest Week is a chance to celebrate San Antonio’s largest economic sector, healthcare and bioscience during the week before Fiesta. Biofest Week was started with Biofest Invest in person for the first time in 2022. Biofest Invest connects bioscience entrepreneurs with … Read more

BioMedSA New Members: March 2023

BioMedSA’s Board of Directors approved 4 new memberships in March 2023: NewLife Medicals, Harness IP, Fukuda Denish, and Nixon Peabody. NewLife Medicals (USA), Inc. supplies Reference Listed Drugs (RLDs) to large multinational companies, Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) and clinical trial sponsors. Their US FDA registered, GDP compliant warehouse provides storage & distribution facilities.  Their storage … Read more

How To Bring your Product to The Federal Market

So you want to sell your product to the federal marketplace: now what? The federal marketplace for healthcare and bioscience products is a large ecosystem. There are local, regional, and national systems, a variety of contract vehicles used, and plenty of federal stakeholders involved in the process. There is no single pathway that represents how … Read more

Who’s Who in SA: Jean Jiang, Ph.D.

Jean Jiang currently studies gap junctions in cell membranes that facilitate cell-to-cell messages and ion travel. She has developed antibody therapeutics that target neuro-inflammatory injuries for reductions in local inflammation and scarring. This mechanism enables neurons to regenerate and improve recovery from spinal cord injury. She has also developed an antibody therapeutic for breast cancer … Read more

Get a Head Start on Your Marketing Strategy Before FDA Approval

One of the biggest mistakes you can make while waiting for FDA approval is to think you can’t start working on your marketing strategy. This simply isn’t true. It’s true that a device that doesn’t yet have FDA marketing clearance is considered “investigational” and cannot be advertised or promoted. You definitely can’t start taking orders … Read more


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