The Latest in Market & Competitive Intelligence

Bringing a new technology or invention to market is a long and arduous process. From conception to financing, from understanding the market and keeping tabs on competitors, the journey can be like threading a needle. Below are key questions that companies should answer and periodically update. Who are your competitors and how dominant are they? … Read more

Who’s Who in SA: Scott Jones, Ph.D.

Scott Jones, Ph.D., is the Senior VP and Chief Scientific Officer at BioBridge Global. His expertise involves donor screening, cell and gene therapy testing, and analytical develompent. He leads custom assay development projects, including the establishment of BioBridge Global’s CGMP cellular therapy testing services. He was the technical leader in the Community Labs launch during … Read more

Texas is a Great Place for the new ARPA-H Headquarters

Congress has recently approved the establishment of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). This new agency will fund groundbreaking biomedical research (high risk, high reward) to transform healthcare. The director has been chosen (Dr. Renee Wegrzyn), but the location has not. Texas is an ideal location for the new agency, as a centrally … Read more

Free SBIR Proposal Review Board

BioMedSA members with successful grant experience have volunteered to review SBIR proposals in order to increase the win rate for our community. The volunteers will have signed a confidentiality agreement prior to the review, but entrepreneurs are encouraged to redact any confidential information. Companies will need to plan for the anticipated review process times as … Read more

Using cryo-EM technology to flash-freeze proteins can generate clues to curing disease

Using cryo-EM technology to flash-freeze proteins can generate clues to curing disease When physicians observe or hear of symptoms in their patients, they order CT scans, MRIs or other types of imaging analysis to understand the causes. Clinical imaging, however, does not illuminate the processes of life that occur deeper within, at the level of … Read more

Who’s Who in SA: Marsha C. Kinney, M.D.

Marsha C. Kinney, M.D., is the Rank M. Townsend Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. She also directs the Division of Hematopathology, including patient care, training, and academic activities. Her research includes the study of lymphoid neoplasms, involving the diagnosis, classification and pathogenesis. Her work … Read more

Who’s Who in SA: Dr. Michael Moon

Michael Moon, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS-CC, CEN, FAEN, is receiving the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Lifetime Achievement Award. A professor at the University of the Incarnate Word, Moon is a thought leader and speaker for emergency nursing topics nationally and internationally. His research is focused on critical care nursing, education of clinical care providers, emergency … Read more

Using cryo-EM technology to flash-freeze proteins can generate clues to curing disease

When physicians observe or hear of symptoms in their patients, they order CT scans, MRIs or other types of imaging analysis to understand the causes. Clinical imaging, however, does not illuminate the processes of life that occur deeper within, at the level of individual proteins and other molecules. Chain reactions in this tiny domain determine … Read more

BioMedSA New Members: June 2022

BioMedSA’s Board of Directors approved 8 new memberships in June, 2022: CSC Leasing, Summa Bio-Solutions, MedCognition, Transwestern, Kreager Mitchell Law Firm, Nurlabs, Gryphon Bio, and STAR Park. CSC Leasing Company provides operating leases and lease lines on equipment up to $20 million, helping a wide range of businesses in multiple industries, including healthcare and bioscience.  … Read more

Cost Savings: Health Insurance

BioMedSA is part of a nationwide network of similar organizations who leverage their members’ purchasing volume to pre-negotiate cost savings contracts with key suppliers. These pre-negotiated contracts are available to BioMedSA members. We are pleased to introduce Mercer, an ACA-compliant Affinity Small Group (ASG) health plan program provider. Mercer’s BIO Small Group Health Plans program … Read more

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