Come to the Texas Health CoLab monthly learning series or join a partnered livestream location.
Join our partner’s September webinar to find out more about environmental, health and safety (EH&S) considerations for startups.
Come to the Texas Health CoLab monthly learning series and learn about angel investing in health care entrepreneurship.
It’s almost impossible to talk about health care today without discussing population health. It requires data analytics to give insights into the population and an understanding of health disparities affecting specific groups of people.
This daylong conference will feature speakers and panels who will discuss tech influences, trends, innovations and issues in population health.
For More Information, go to www.healthtechaustin.com/future-events
Join the Texas Health CoLab for their monthly learning series on the last Thursday of the month.
Digital health is one of the most explosive areas of innovation with software products aimed at wellness and medical applications. Depending on the intended application, software may meet the FDA’s definition of a medical device and be subject to an extensive set of FDA regulatory requirements. Therefore, Developer Beware! It is critical for innovators to know early in the development cycle whether their software is or is not a medical device and, if so, what regulatory requirements apply so they can accurately plan the time and cost to market. Recent actions by the FDA and Congress in the last two years have dramatically changed the regulatory landscape for digital health products.
In her talk, Carol Pratt, PhD JD, will provide a tutorial on FDA regulation of medical devices and discuss how software can meet the definition of a medical device either as standalone software or as a component or accessory. Dr. Pratt will then cover how the FDA currently is regulating different categories of health/medical software and will discuss the impact of the 21st Century Cures Act on the FDA’s current regulatory framework for digital health products. The scope of digital health products that Carol will cover includes wearables, mobile medical apps, clinical and patient decision support software and AI. She also will discuss how the regulatory position of digital health products can affect business and payment models.
About the Speaker
Carol Pratt is an experienced regulatory attorney and partner at Lee & Hayes whose practice focuses on regulatory issues associated with the research, development and FDA requirements that apply to bio-medical and health products. She provides practical, strategic advice to early stage and established life sciences clients on regulatory issues across the product lifecycle, from pre-clinical and clinical research, FDA pre-market requirements, labeling, promotion and advertising, post-market surveillance and enforcement. Carol advises industry clients on a diverse spectrum of medical and health products, including medical devices (hardware and software), wearables, drugs, stem cells, HCT/Ps, dietary supplements, medical foods and cosmetics.
A distinctive aspect of Carol’s legal practice is her emphasis on coordinating regulatory and IP strategies to determine the most appropriate regulatory pathway and to optimize cost effective product development. In 2016, Carol left a multi-purpose international law firm to join the life sciences group at Lee & Hayes, a predominantly IP law firm. Lee & Hayes’ is unique in offering both IP and FDA services to its life science clients.
Before obtaining her law degree, Carol obtained her Ph.D. in neuroscience and conducted research on the spinal control of movement for 16 years at the NIH, Purdue University and the Neurological Sciences Institute in Portland, OR. Prior to her career in neuroscience, Carol coached at the college
Dell Med wants to get to know you. Join us and our community partners to learn about health with experts on a variety of topics including pediatrics, women’s health, cancer and much more! We’ll also offer information about Dell Med and fun, hands-on activities for the whole family at this free event.
Family Activities include:
- Zumba Class
- Obstacle Courses and Rock Wall
- Music by DJ Ang
- Face Painting by Miss Doodle Bug
- Balloon Art by Miss Jellybean
- Organ Dissection and Instruction
- Drawing to win prizes and much more!
Registration is not required, but recommended. If you plan to attend, please RSVP below.
This event will be accessible in Spanish, English, and tri-lingual ASL interpreters will be available.
Austin Fast Start is a pitch competition with a purpose. Every quarter, we will hear from a new industry and award an unrestricted cash prize and other opportunities to turn these dreams into realities. This quarter is Bio/Med Tech and will feature finalists using technology, products and approaches that maintain or improve health, treat diseases or medical conditions affecting humans.
You'll get the opportunity to see and hear innovators present their ideas and vote for your favorite, as the winner will be selected by the audience. Food and drinks will also be provided.
Chris Laing, Executive Director of Capital City Innovation will attend the 2018 Bio International Convention, held June 4th-7th in Boston. Join CCI and other Texas exhibitors at the Texas Healthcare pavilion at Booth number 2121 and learn how #AustinInnovates.
Want to schedule a meeting with Capital City Innovation? Email Chris at Claing@capitalcityinnovation.org.
About the Convention
The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.
Texas Health CoLabs Monthly Learning Series: Introduction to Healthcare Markets for Entrepreneurs
Move into the healthcare space? Are you an up-and-coming researcher thinking about commercializing your health-related technology or solution? Do you work in healthcare and want to know why in the world the industry is the way that it is? If so, this is the event for you! Read more and RSVP below.
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Telemedicine is increasingly presenting itself as a solution for connecting patients and providers. It can be especially impactful in remote areas, where demographics are rapidly changing, and for vulnerable populations.
In May 2017, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 1107, which updated laws and regulations relating to telemedicine and telehealth in Texas.
Join us to hear from a panel of experts who will provide an update on the status and challenges of telemedicine in Texas, including exploring how companies, payers, and providers are developing and adopting telemedicine solutions.
- Julian Rivera, Partner, Husch Blackwell (moderator)
- Dr. Robert Bredt, Medical Director, Texas Medical Board
- Amy Swanholm, Asst. General Counsel, Texas Medical Board
- Dr. Elizabeth Truong, Chief Clinical Officer and Co-Founder, Cloud 9
- Justin Johnson, Director Strategic Initiatives, Baylor Scott & White Health
Breakfast tacos and coffee will be served.
Texas Health CoLab’s Monthly Learning Series - Convening to strengthen the health innovation pipeline
How do you to apply for an SBIR/STTR? Find out the details? You just learned that you won a grant....now what? Learn more about your grant administration responsibilities after you win the grant. Chris Laing, MRCVS, Ph.D., Executive Director of Capital City Innovation, and Yash Sabharwal, Ph.D., CEO of NanoMedical Systems and CherryCircle Software, will talk about applying for and managing SBIR/STTR grants.
We are excited to introduce you to the cohort of Impact Hub Austin's Workforce Development Accelerator.
This happy hour style mixer will give you the opportunity to meet the cohort, mingle with mentors and engage with the broader community of stakeholders that are invested in addressing Austin's disparity in the workforce.
Light bites and beverages will be provided.
If you are an innovator (academic scientist, small business, corporation, individual) with an idea or a discovery that could impact people’s health, and are looking for strategic partnerships and support to get your idea closer to reality, you should consider applying to Texas Health Catalyst.
This program accelerates promising ideas (devices, digital solutions, treatments, diagnostics) as they make their way from bench to bedside. Submit your letter of interest now!
UT Austin Office of Technology Commercialization Program on Academic startups – SBIR and Conflicts of Interest
Located in the Biomedical Engineering Seminar Room
SBIR/STTR programs can provide funding for your research in connection with commercialization efforts by a small business.
Learn how you these programs can fund and commercialize your research. Hear from experts with SBIR experience from industry, academia, and federal-funding agency perspectives.
Although this will be focused on academic startups, you do not need to be affiliated with UT Austin to attend (but you do need to register at the above link).
located at Norton Rose Fulbright. 98 San Jacinto Blvd. Suite 1100, Austin.
Norton Rose Fulbright and the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) are holding a networking reception highlighting the delegation of UK life science and healthcare companies visiting Austin from the U.K.