The US Military as a Bioscience Resource
Medical research is conducted at multiple locations in San Antonio by the 59th Medical Wing, the Brooke Army Medical Center, the US Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR), and the Navy Medical Research Unit (NAMRU). Additionally, important military relevant collaborative research is conducted by the 711th Human Performance Wing Bioeffects Division. Recognizing the need for increased life science industry interactions with the military, the San Antonio Military Medicine Innovation Director supports the growing military life science ecosystem in San Antonio by facilitating partnerships and innovations that help the military meet their medical mission requirements, and at the same time, creating commercialization opportunities for the community. The San Antonio Military Medicine Innovation Fund offers $50,000 investments to early-stage local companies engaged in the development of products and technologies that support military medical requirements, as well as having the potential for broader civilian markets.
Industry Days in San Antonio are a great opportunity to meet with military leaders and researchers to learn more. Presentations from past events: