BioMedSA New Members: July 2022

BioMedSA’s Board of Directors approved 8 new memberships in July, 2022: Texas State University, Elder Bray & Bankler, San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular (SAVE) Clinic, SpawGlass, Hera Biotech,  Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Livingston Med Lab, and Def-Logix.

Texas State University is a public institution in San Marcos, Texas that was established in 1899. With over 38,000 students enrolled, Texas State is the 7th largest school in the state of Texas.  With a variety of undergraduate and graduate level degree plans dedicated to help students in a variety of different fields, Texas State is excited on the continued growth of their life science degree programs. One of the universities latest undertakings is the development of Star Park, a 58-acre site on the campus that includes a 36,000 square foot facility that serves as a technology incubator for bioscience entrepreneurs.  It was built to help the region’s growing number of start-ups and early-stage businesses with access to secure wet labs, clean space, conference rooms, and office space.

Elder Bray & Bankler is a San Antonio based law firm that was started in 2012 to provide a compelling alternative to large law firms for important business matters and transactions. With each partner averaging over twenty years of legal experience, their attorneys provide a track record that serve a variety of clients in various phases of development, which include startup, growth, middle-market, and Fortune 500 companies. In the life science sector, the firm focuses their legal efforts in areas of HR, workforce, corporate finance, and contract law, among others.

San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular Clinic (SAVE) was established to serve the need for compassionate, personalized, advanced vascular care to the growing population of San Antonio. SAVE works with primary care physicians and specialists, along with community resources to create individualized treatment plans for the underserved parts of San Antonio. By combining lifestyle change education, optimal medical management, and tailored advanced vascular and endovascular techniques, SAVE strives to provide early diagnosis of vascular disease, prevent its progression, and offer state of the art interventions in order to make a positive difference in the lives of their patients.

SpawGlass is a commercial contracting company that has been active in the construction of healthcare and bioscience space in Texas for decades. They were established in 1953, with the mission to provide clients with the absolute best construction experience possible by being professional, building trust, and bringing passion to their designs.   Over their 69 years in business, they have grown throughout the state of Texas providing their clients with construction services for every phase of the construction project.

Hera Biotech is a San Antonio based startup, with the vision of better understanding & addressing diagnostic & therapeutic deficiencies in women’s health. In their quest for advancing women’s health, they have developed the world’s 1st non-surgical test for definitive diagnosis and staging of endometriosis called MetriDx™. With their goal of commercializing MetriDx™, they will be able to help advance the standard of care in women’s health and help the 10-20% of all women that are affected by endometriosis.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is an international law firm that focuses on biotech, life science, and medical device, among other areas.  Their Austin office offers clients a full range of legal services tailored to the needs of companies at all stages of development, from start-up business ventures to large public companies. They provide their clients with personalized services specifically designed to address concerns on corporate formations, venture capital financing, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and providing representation on issues of employment law, corporate governance, and the licensing and protection of intellectual property.

Livingston Med Lab is a San Antonio based clinical laboratory testing facility that offers a wide variety of lab services to Texas clinics, medical groups, and other medical specialty businesses in and around the central Texas region. Their services include all blood, urine, molecular and DNA genomics tests for quick and accurate results that provide clinically viable information to better enable healthcare providers to view results swiftly and precisely, preventing the progression of illnesses and diseases, including the spread of COVID-19.

Def-Logix is a San Antonio based cybersecurity solutions company that works with businesses of all sizes. After building their reputation with government agencies like the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security, Def-Logix has expanded their portfolio to assist the growing life science sector with their cybersecurity needs. Their experienced team of software engineers provide knowledge across multiple platforms, assisting clients with custom software development, Information Assurance services, and making sure a company’s digital infrastructure is secure.  They are also actively involved in the collaborative effort between BioMedSA, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and Cybersecurity San Antonio to build synergistic relationships between medical device manufacturers and cybersecurity firms in the Alamo region.




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