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

BioMedSA New Members: August 2023

BioMedSA’s Board of Directors approved 4 new memberships in August 2023: Blaze Biotech, Carolina Precision, Kowa and Qana. Blaze Biotech is a medical device development firm in San Antonio that works with individuals and small companies seeking to create and grow medical device businesses with the goal of divesting. They review concepts and IP potential … Read more

Who’s Who in SA: Sunil Ahuja, M.D.

Sunil K. Ahuja, MD, serves as a Professor and Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. He serves as a professor of medicine; microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics; and biochemistry and structural biology at UT Health San Antonio. He also serves as Director of Research Enhancement Programs … Read more

BioMedSA New Members: June 2023

BioMedSA’s Board of Directors approved 5 new memberships in June 2023: CENIT Consulting, Clinical Trials of Texas, Galen Data, USI Insurance Services, and Phage Refinery. CENIT Consulting seeks to provide comprehensive regulatory and quality management services specifically tailored for medical device start-ups. Drawing from our expertise in medical device regulatory affairs, they guide companies through … Read more

City of San Antonio Grants for Growth Stage Companies

For many of our members, the search for funding and grants is an inevitable part of growth. We are grateful to the City of San Antonio for approving a new program to support small businesses with high-growth potential.  Funding will be provided based on eligibility requirements assessed as part of an application. Limited funding support … 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

BioFest Tours

A new addition to Biofest Week this year, Biofest Tours, enabled attendees to visit 5 key assets in the San Antonio life science ecosystem: Southwest Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, BioBridge Global, NVision, and VelocityTX.  Participants learned more about these organizations, including laboratory tours. With a full roster and a waitlist, BioMedSA welcomed participants … Read more

BioMedSA New Members: May 2023

BioMedSA’s Board of Directors approved 2 new memberships in May 2023: iGenomeDX and Aiculus. iGenomeDx is a San Antonio based molecular diagnostic laboratory whose mission is to enhance decision-making for physicians, increase the quality of care for patients, and lower the costs of healthcare for everyone by providing reliable genetic testing services. Testing services in … Read more

What new skills are needed by executives for the bioscience AI economy?

The potential for tremendous growth in Bioscience Artificial intelligence (AI) is staggering with some areas expected to grow as much as 40% Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the next 10 years.  Potential areas of growth include: 1). Drug Discovery, 2). Genomics, 3). Medical Imaging, 4). Precision Medicine, 5). Synthetic Biology and 6). Robotics and … Read more


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