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Acelity is a globally diversified wound care and regenerative medicine company that unites the strengths of the three heritage companies Kinetic Concepts, Inc., LifeCell Corporation and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited. Acelity is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with a team of more than 5,800 employees around the world.

Admittance Technologies is committed to improving the quality of life of patients with heart disease through innovative electrical engineering solutions.

South Texas largest institution of higher education with over 50,000 credit students each semester enrolled in our five colleges – San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, and Northeast Lakeview College.

The mission of Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals – a Cambridge, MA-based company built around research from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio - is to develop a breakthrough neuroprotective therapeutic that activates the inherent caretaker mechanisms of astrocytes to treat brain injuries.

San Antonio’s innovative nanotherapy company working to improve the safety and efficacy of chemotherapy drugs.

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services.

Bank SNB is a regional leader in healthcare banking.  We deliver highly efficient commercial banking financial solutions and capital to our healthcare clients and partners.

Bartlett Cocke General Contractors is San Antonio's largest commercial builder that specializes in the construction of biomedical and medical technology research facilities.  Sample projects include the Children's Cancer Research Institute and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center.

BD, a leading global medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents, is dedicated to improving people’s health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug therapy, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. Founded in 1897, BD employs over 27,000 people worldwide and serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public.

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Biomedical Development Corporation is commercializing a portfolio of pharmaceuticals that decrease bacterial bioburden in the mouth, reduce chronic inflammation, and subsequently improve systemic health. Biomedical Development Corporation has two drugs in Phase 2 clinical trials.

BME’s business initiatives as a medical device manufacturer and research service provider have allowed it to increase the medical community’s knowledge in osteoporosis, bone healing, and bone replacement materials. BME's strategy is focused on minimally invasive orthopaedic instrumentation and implants that elicit a biologic response.

Established in 1941, Broadway Bank (along with its military division, Eisenhower Bank) is the largest independent bank in the San Antonio and Hill Country region, with 38 neighborhood banking center locations.

Cancer Insight is a clinical research organization in the area of cancer immunotherapy.  Through its subsidiary, CI is also discovering and developing innovative cancer immunotherapies.

CellRight Technologies LLC is a biotech company that specializes in regenerative medicine and is dedicated to the development of innovative osteobiologic and wound care scaffolds that enhance healing opportunities of defects created by trauma and disease.

CFB Interests, LLC

Has provided top quality healthcare for over 137 years, and is the only Catholic faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare system in San Antonio.

Clarity Child Guidance Center is the region's premier nonprofit resource for children ages 3-17 in need of mental health treatment. We help heal young minds and hearts.

CMI, a woman-owned, small disadvantaged business, is a biotechnology and software engineering company with core competencies in biological research, bioinformatics, modeling, and simulation. CMI's commercial product is an Electronic Health Record called SevocityTM.

South Texas only academic cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute and an international resource for the development of novel approaches for treating cancer.

Twenty years of stage II – IV dermatology clinical trial experience with local and systemic agents, including biologicals, anesthetics, and light-based therapies. Easy access in the South Texas Medical Center. Steven A. Davis, MD, Principal Investigator

A contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) offering full service sourcing solutions for the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare companies.

Drury Hotels San Antonio offers choice locations for medical and bioscience conferences with great rates, free Quikstart breakfast, cold beverages, hot food each evening and award-winning service. 

San Antonio's largest public relations firm that helps business and nonprofit leaders develop and implement communications strategies to support their products, services and issues.

Dykema Cox Smith serves business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex legal issues to deliver outstanding results, unparalleled service and exceptional value in every engagement.  To learn more, visit

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Eagle Medical Services, LLC employs highly experienced technical personnel with established medical and research capabilities to support the advancement of health and the study and surveillance of the diseases that threaten quality of life, the environment, and world economics. EMS provides sound clinical approaches to address preventable global health risks through quality healthcare, rapid detection, intervention, and epidemiological analysis, as well as continuous medical based education and consultation.

Employer Flexible is a comprehensive business outsourced solutions provider that combines intuition and expertise to help its clients impact what matters to their organization. The company’s lines of service include HR Solutions, such as PEO, Recruitment Solutions and Managed IT Solutions. In 2012, Employer Flexible was listed as an Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company and named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

Electrochemical Oxygen Concepts, Inc. (EO2 Concepts™) is an innovative wound care company based in San Antonio, TX. Its first product, the TransCu O2™ device, is a unique, non-invasive, electrochemical tissue oxygenation system intended for use with lower-cost moist wound dressings for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and other skin wounds through the continuous diffusion of oxygen.

At esd & associates, our extraordinary community of creative people integrates advertising, web development, graphic design, public relations, social media, content marketing and mobile applications to help you generate results.

Evestra seeks to improve the health and wellness of women around the world through innovative technologies and commercially viable products focused primarily on fertility control, gynecological disorders and oncology.

Frost opened its doors in 1868 and we've been involved with San Antonio's medical community ever since. From banking and insurance to retirement and trust services, Frost serves the needs of the healthcare and biosciences industries in San Antonio.

Genesis Concepts & Consultants

A development stage oncology company focused on therapeutics which deliver a potent, unique and patented drug directly to tumors.

Former four-term Mayor of San Antonio and HUD Secretary in the Clinton Administration.  Founding Chair of BioMed SA and Executive Chairman of CityView, a corporation that works to create housing for America's working families by providing financing to America's best builders.

INCELL is a recognized human stem cell therapy company, and FDA-registered manufacturer and biobank cryostorage facility. INCELL manufactures products for itself and its clients, and provides contract services in product development, pre-clinical testing, personalized medicine and clinical trials in the areas of regenerative medicine, cancer, vaccines and infectious diseases.

Based in Silicon Valley and San Antonio, InCube Labs is a life sciences research lab focused on developing medical breakthroughs that dramatically improve patient outcomes. InCube is led by Mir Imran, an accomplished medical innovator, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, who has founded more than 20 life sciences companies and holds more than 200 patents. Many of Imran’s innovations have resulted in new standards of care, including the first FDA-approved Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator.

iTraumaCare™ is addressing unmet needs in the field of emergency medicine by developing, manufacturing, and commercializing point of injury solutions to treat common causes of preventable death in traumatic injury scenarios. 

Janet Grojean

Founded in 1977, Kennedy Wilson is an international real estate investment and services company headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA with 24 offices in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Spain and Japan. The company offers a comprehensive array of real estate services including auction, conventional sales, property services, research and investment management. Through its fund management and separate account businesses, Kennedy Wilson is a strategic investor of real estate investments in the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Japan.

Kenneth P. Trevett, J.D.

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Leon LeVan, Ph.D.

Lynntech Inc., a small business leader, has been developing and transitioning technologies for the Aerospace, Defense, and human health markets since 1987. Lynntech offers a broad portfolio of technologies in the areas of bioengineering and biomedicine, coatings and materials science, energy conversion and storage, and environmental technologies. Biomedical expertise centers around molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics. Lynntech fosters long-term partnerships across industry, academia, and government researchers.

McCathern’s healthcare lawyers successfully partner with their clients to reduce risk and effectuate regulatory compliance.  In addition to providing comprehensive legal services to medical professionals in business and transactional matters, we are also experienced civil litigators whom thrive in the courtroom.   Additionally, we are at the forefront of defending our clients in CMS’ Health Integrity Medicaid audits across the United States.

 Medical Care Innovations is the parent company of EndoMune Advanced Probiotic, the only GI-developed probiotic on the market for adult and children.

At Medtronic, Innovating for life means we’re committed to finding more ways to help more people around the world. Constantly pushing the limits of medical technology. Driven by our deep understanding of the human body and our collaboration with physicians, we're transforming technology to treat patients across the entire care continuum. Our innovations help physicians diagnose diseases earlier, treat patients with the least amount of disruption possible, and help alleviate symptoms throughout the patient's life.

The largest provider of healthcare services in the region with eight hospitals and 15 other health-related facilities.

Metric Medical Devices is focused on developing internal bone fixation implants for the hand, wrist, foot & ankle that speed healing and minimize non-healing by pulling together and compressing bone.

For more than sixty years, privately held Mission Pharmacal has been dedicated to identifying unmet health needs and developing innovative products to meet them.

Neil T. Kellen

Time-honored leader in healthcare, where patients are not just cared for, but cared about through quality physicians, cutting-edge technology and new medical services.

Norton Rose Fulbright has been helping those in the healthcare and bioscience industries to achieve their dreams, missions and objectives for over 30 years.

NuPak provides a broad array of development, prototypes, testing, injection molding and packaging services for the entrepreneur, inventor, and large medical corporations. We specialize in contract medical manufacturing.

Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) is a small, Catholic, private university founded in San Antonio in 1895. Sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, OLLU is a co-educational liberal arts and sciences university that has developed a reputation for its personal teaching style and expertise in Mexican American culture, offering pre-professional and professional programs in weekday, weekend, evening and online settings. OLLU was ranked in Tier 1 of Regional Universities – West by U.S. News and World Report (“America’s Best Colleges 2011”).

Perceptive Navigation is an early-stage medical device company developing and seeking regulatory clearance for forward-viewing, image-guided interventional devices. The company expects to launch its first product, Vu-Path, for ultrasound guided vascular access by the end of 2016.

San Antonio's preferred independent real estate company and luxury property specialists since 1989. Award-winning Relocation team has helped thousands of individuals, national and regional organizations, to relocate here.

Precision Mold and Tool Group is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of both injection-molded plastics and tooling across the medical, automotive, electronics, and consumer markets. As an ISO9001:2015 certified facility, Precision Group is committed to quality throughout the design and manufacturing process.

ProSavant International LLC

A strategic consulting firm for medical device companies and biotechnology.

As San Antonio's leading provider of human resources services to the healthcare and biosciences industry in South Texas and beyond, Provenir partners with its clients to attract executive-level talent and healthcare providers, and develop results-driven employment policies and programs.

QualTex Laboratories performs testing services for clients that collect, prepare, and distribute FDA regulated blood components/biological products for human therapies. Tests performed are used to qualify blood/plasma donors and support global public safety.

Rhodium Scientific is a biotech firm providing scientific business management services to the life, physical and space science industries. Current clients include accredited testing laboratories and cGMP facilities within private, government, and Fortune 500 sectors. Scientifically, Rhodium manages commercialization aspects for market products and novel R&D innovations that include microorganisms in microgravity with pharmaceutical implications. Together with space and industry partners, we ensure our client’s core capabilities and innovations are managed with quality, compliance, and downstream feasibility.

Rochal Industries is a privately owned bioscience company focusing on the development of new polymeric materials for wound and burn care treatment.  Rochal licenses its intellectual property to companies capable of commercializing the resulting products.

RVK Architects, with over 40 years of architectural experience, serves public and private entities. We design functional, sustainable and healing environments that center on the needs of customers and advance staff efficiencies.

SAFEN Medical Products, Inc.

The San Antonio Medical Foundation was established in 1947 with a primary purpose of obtaining a medical school for South Texas.  Today, San Antonio Medical Foundation Trustees evaluate all requests, research the need and land required, and arrange leases to benefit the facility and the future development of the Medical Center.  Priority is given to institutions providing research, education and selected medically-related services.

The San Antonio Military Health System (SAMHS) is led by Air Force and Army general officers and is responsible for providing management and oversight of business, clinical, and educational function of all Military Health System (MHS) medical treatment facilities (MTFs) located in the San Antonio metropolitan area.

The San Antonio Technology Center (SATC) has been hosting San Antonio’s technology community for over 10 years. The SATC offers first quality data hosting and bandwidth services, and our state-of-the-art facilities include a biometric identity security system that ensures secure access.

Seno Medical Instruments Inc. is focused on the early detection of cancer through the use of its patented opto-acoustic imaging technology.

The mission of START is to accelerate the development of new anticancer drugs with the purpose of improving quality of life and survival for patients with cancer.  START consists of a team of highly trained physicians and staff with extensive experience in Phase I clinical trials research.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is a unique, non-profit, community resource that saves lives by working with volunteer donors to provide the highest quality blood and tissue components to patients. By using cutting-edge technology, our team of dedicated professionals has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives over more than 35 years. We collect and test more than 200,000 components of life-saving blood and tissue each year from volunteers all over South Texas. We are internationally recognized for the quality of our services and research.

Southwest Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organization benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology since 1947.

St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence. The School of Science, Engineering, and Technology strives to develop ethical and service-minded scientists, engineers, and technology leaders through experiential learning in a student-centered environment that is committed to success.

StemBioSys manufactures and develops novel, proprietary stem cell technologies to meet the promise of regenerative medicine in a surging global market. Housed in San Antonio, StemBioSys is led by an experienced management and scientific team.

Steven A. Davis, M.D.

The Targeted Technology Funds are focused on early stage investments in companies that we believe can advance ground breaking or disruptive technologies to significantly improve the practice of medicine and patient outcomes. We also favor technologies that can positively improve the efficiency, cost, or functionality of the development and manufacture of life science products.

TASA Risk Solutions is a boutique risk management and insurance brokerage firm managing the risk of commercial businesses with exposures locally, nationally and internationally.

Ted Terrazas

Texas Biomed is one of the nation’s leading independent biomedical research institutes, with marked success in genetics, neonatal development, and research on infectious, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Texas Capital Bank is a commercial bank that delivers highly personalized financial services to Texas-based businesses.  Texas Capital Bank is a full service bank, equipped to serve individuals, families and their business interests.

An innovation-based economic developer for San Antonio and South Texas, providing the physical infrastructure and start-up capital to bioscience-based enterprise.

The Texas Technology Development Center (T3DC) is a not for profit economic development subsidiary of the Texas Research and Technology Foundation.  T3DC manages a seed investment fund and a business accelerator.

The Witte Museum promotes lifelong learning through innovative exhibitions, programs, and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage.  Visitors engage in relevant and thought-provoking experiences. Exhibitions, programs, and collections connect the past, the present, and future through a dynamic learning environment.

TriNet provides HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses so you can focus on what your company does best. Our bundled HR products, TriNet Cloud applications and strategic services simplify your HR.

Trinity University is a nationally recognized private, liberal arts and sciences institution that emphasizes global literacy, hands-on interdisciplinary research, and experiential learning opportunities that broaden the education experience. Trinity’s undergraduate research programs offer students cutting edge opportunities at the interface of disciplines.

University Health System is a nationally recognized academic medical center and network of outpatient health centers, owned by the people of Bexar County. University Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and one of just 15 Level I trauma centers in Texas. 

An emerging public research university dedicated to higher education, the creation of new knowledge, access and excellence.

The University of the Incarnate Word offers 80 undergraduate and graduate fields of study, including a Ph.D. in Education and doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.), optometry (OD), nursing practice (DNP), physical therapy (DPT) and business administration (DBA). UIW is one of twenty universities in the U.S. with an optometry program, while the pharmacy school is the only one in Texas at a private university.


South Texas’ leading research institution, ranked in the top 5% of the 1,650 U.S. universities and non-profits receiving federal research funding.

UT Medicine San Antonio is made up of the primary care doctors and the specialists from the faculty of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, with more than 60 different types of specialists and sub-specialists.

Vanguard Resources Inc. is a San Antonio based company that provides customized facility management solutions.  Our services include Plant Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Services, Linen, Security, Clinical Engineering, Food & Nutrition Services, Project Management, & Regulatory Compliance.

ViroXis is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative, proprietary, botanical pharmaceuticals derived from Sandalwood oil.

Vivo Biosciences Inc. provides ‘all-human’ 3-D bioassays with HuBiogel™ emulating the biology of normal and disease tissues for drug efficacy, toxicity and therapy prediction.

Wave Healthcare is an exclusively pediatric respiratory Durable Medical Equipment (DME) company whose primary focus is to improve healthcare for the Children of Texas. Wave Healthcare provides expert hospital-to-home education services, pediatric clinical respiratory support, as well as innovative medical equipment applications.

Headquartered in Houston, with a local office in San Antonio, Wortham Insurance is the largest broker in Texas. Wortham is privately held, answering solely to the needs of our clients rather than outside investors. For more than 90 years, we have been serving our clients' insurance and risk management needs in the healthcare and life science industries.

Xenex was founded to significantly reduce the number of healthcare associated infections that destroy the lives of millions of patients and their families by perfecting and monitoring the use of pulsed xenon UV (PX-UV) disinfection to decontaminate patient care environments.

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