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BioMed SA Announces Partnership with Xconomy Texas, Raising Visibility of Region’s Innovation Ecosystem
April 30, 2013

San Antonio, TX - April 30, 2013 - BioMed SA announces its partnership with Xconomy Texas, the newest of Xconomy's eight news bureaus covering innovation hubs across the United States. Xconomy is dedicated to providing timely, insightful information about the business of technology. Its news operations are staffed by world-class journalists and supported by "the Xconomists," more than 300 thought leaders from around the nation, including San Antonians:

  • Kenneth P. Trevett, JD, President and CEO of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute
  • Larry Miller, MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Vidacare Corporation 


"The launch of Xconomy Texas aligns well with BioMed SA's mission to raise awareness of the healthcare and bioscience assets that comprise the region's innovation ecosystem," said Ann Stevens, President of BioMed SA. "This represents a new opportunity to spread the word and further accelerate the vibrant growth and momentum of San Antonio's biomedical sector."

For details, see announcement below and visit www.xconomy.com/texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Xconomy Launches in Texas -
Eighth Region in Growing National Network 

Cambridge, MA - April 30, 2013 - Texans pride themselves on being independent, adventurous, and hard-charging: the same characteristics that make for great innovators. That's why Xconomy is launching Xconomy Texas, its newest of eight bureaus covering innovation hubs across the country.

The new bureau will follow stories across Texas. To reflect that wide-ranging coverage, the site marks the first Xconomy bureau named after a state, rather than a city. Xconomy CEO and Editor in Chief Bob Buderi explains, "Texas is unique in that the people who live there identify more with the state as a whole than an individual city. In keeping with this spirit, we felt that it made more sense to have a statewide bureau, rather than a city-based model, especially as we build our presence."

Angela Shah will be heading up the coverage as the Editor of Xconomy Texas. Shah comes to Xconomy with a wealth of journalistic experience, with articles appearing in The New York Times, Newsweek/Daily Beast, TIME, and Forbes Asia. She also served as a senior reporter and columnist with The Dallas Morning News for eight years, where she covered economic issues and the entrepreneurial community. Before that, she was at the Austin American-Statesman.

Shah will be bringing her unique insight and experience to the Xconomy audience. "Texas has long been a robust part of the U.S. economy with contributions in energy, life sciences and technology," Shah said. "I'm looking forward to now being able to share with Xconomy's readers the stories of Texas' personalities and their innovations coming out of its startups, universities and research centers."

Xconomy is launching Xconomy Texas with initial partnerships with BioHouston, BioMed San Antonio, Capital Royalty, Cooley LLP, Rice University, Texas Medical Center, University of Houston, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

About Xconomy:
Xconomy is a news and events organization dedicated to providing timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the business of technology. Xconomy is staffed by world-class journalists and supported by "the Xconomists," who include more than 300 of the country's leading innovators. Based in Cambridge, MA, Xconomy covers Boston, Boulder/Denver, Detroit, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Texas.

About BioMed SA:
BioMed SA is a non-profit, membership-based organization, supported in part by the City of San Antonio. Its mission is to organize and promote San Antonio's healthcare and bioscience assets to accelerate growth of the sector and enhance San Antonio's reputation as a City of Science and Health. As America's seventh largest city, San Antonio is a community that embraces science and medicine. Healthcare and bioscience constitute a leading engine of the local economy, employing more than 1 of every 6 members of the workforce with an annual economic impact exceeding $29 billion. For more on BioMed SA, go to www.biomedsa.org

Contact Information:
Ann Stevens
astevens@biomedsa.org
(210) 229-2113 

Thea Bissell 
tbissell@xconomy.com
(617) 252-0700

 

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