BioMedSA’s Board of Directors approved 5 new memberships in Dec. 2021: Duke Law Firm, Bexar Biomedical, Loftus Management Consulting, Cell Bridge Strategies, and Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC).
Matt Duke leads the Duke Law Firm with a focus on healthcare companies, including start-ups. He leverages his experience in multiple industries and owning technology startups himself. The firms helps with business formation and structuring, mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts, succession planning, business divorce and general counsel. They provide cost-effective services without the overhead from larger firms.
Bexar Biomedical is developing a combination product (therapeutic and medical device) pain management product. They are an early stage company with technology at UTSA.
Loftus Management Consulting focuses on providing services to medical device start-ups. They help companies with set up and management of their business functions, such as accounting, annual forms, etc. With a focus on process, they use a calendar-based method to prompt action toward completing business functions. This method enables the necessary activities to be completed yet not detracting from the technology development and fundraising, which is typically the focus of senior management.
Cell Bridge Strategies is a consulting company that assists clients in the business development of regenerative medicine and cell therapy. They help their clients develop business strategies, roadmaps, needs assessment, and situational analysis/planning. On the technical side, they help clients with manufacturing facility set-up, process development, indication R&D, pre-clinical design, and clinical study design.
STRAC is the non-profit entity established by the Texas Dept. of State Health Services to develop, implement and maintain the regional trauma and emergency healthcare system for 22 counties in the San Antonio region. Their mission is to reduce death / disability related to trauma, disaster, and acute illness through implementation of well-planned and coordinated regional emergency response systems. They provide everything from one-on-one assistance (i.e., finding rattlesnake venom at 2am for a patient’s immediate need) to regional coordination (i.e., medical services during a natural disaster). They are the behind-the-scenes team that enables an organized community response to health-related issues, including COVID-19.