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Biotech Industry Leader Heather Hanson Named New BioMed SA President
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Biotech Industry Leader Heather Hanson Named New BioMed SA President

BioMed SA, a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes San Antonio's bioscience and healthcare industry, named Heather Hanson as its new president Wednesday. She follows Ann Stevens, who retired in February after leading BioMed SA since its founding in 2005. Hanson has over 20 years of experience in the medical device technology industry, having worked at Seno Medical Instruments, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and Motorola. Before joining BioMed SA, Hanson was president of Corvax Solutions, a medical device development contract management and technology company she founded in 2010.  She is experienced both in senior management and the more operational aspects of biomedical research and development. Hanson is trained in mechanical engineering and holds 24 U.S. patents for ...
How BioMed SA President Ann Stevens Helped Bring FIRST Robotics to San Antonio
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How BioMed SA President Ann Stevens Helped Bring FIRST Robotics to San Antonio

Attendees at the annual BioMed SA breakfast Wednesday heard a career retrospective that honored outgoing president, Ann Stevens, who announced her decision to retire November 20. Launched in 2005, BioMed SA is a nonprofit advocacy organization former Mayor Henry Cisneros helped create to highlight San Antonio's strengths in the biomedical and healthcare sectors. Stevens, an experienced leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, worked to promote San Antonio’s industry assets across the U.S. and globally. She also sought to create connections and relationships among research organizations and educational institutions throughout the city, Walt Downing, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Southwest Research Institute told the audience.  During the last decade, the...
BioMed SA Unveils Strategic Plan for Bioscience and Healthcare Sectors
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BioMed SA Unveils Strategic Plan for Bioscience and Healthcare Sectors

BioMed SA unveiled its detailed action plan to identify, develop and recommend specific opportunities for growing San Antonio’s biomedical sector. Highlights from the industry action plan were presented to healthcare and bioscience local stakeholders at the organization’s annual membership meeting Tuesday morning. BioMed SA is a nonprofit organization established in 2005 to raise the visibility of San Antonio's biomedical and healthcare sectors.  During the last decade, the organization's mission has evolved to include economic development, BioMed SA president Ann Stevens said. The industry action plan is part of the City of San Antonio’s overall strategic plan for economic development called Forefront SA. Working in concert with consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, BioMed SA’s ...
BioMed SA Recognizes PTSD Researcher for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience
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BioMed SA Recognizes PTSD Researcher for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience

Combat veterans suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks did not have treatments tailored for the trauma they experienced because such treatment did not exist at the time. A former U.S. Air Force psychologist now based in San Antonio led efforts to develop customized PTSD treatment for combat veterans and will be recognized for his innovative work Thursday evening. BioMed SA has selected Dr. Alan Peterson as the 2018 recipient of its Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience. BioMed SA, an advocacy organization promoting San Antonio’s bioscience industry, recognizes innovators annually who have put novel ideas into action with transformational results. Peterson will receive the award Sept. 13 at the Vistas at Valero. ...