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Bioscience District to livestream learning series

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August 24, 2018
Temple Daily Telegram | Janice Gibbs

The Temple Health and Bioscience District will be one of two sites to livestream the Texas Health CoLab’s monthly learning series from Dell Medical School.

The series will be 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

John Paulos will be presenting “What Angels Look For: Investing in Health Care Entrepreneurship.”

Early funding often comes from angel investment groups. Paulo will talk about the Central Texas Angel Network interest in health care innovation, what drives angels, what the group is looking for, the benefits to your company and how you can best prepare yourself for an application.

The Temple High interns at the Bioscience District started in mid August. Briana Miles and Eric Brown, both seniors, will work 15 hours per week for 36 weeks.

George Robinson, Texas Bioscience Institute intern, spent the summer working with SiMMo3D, a District tenant. Ryan Quinn and Colin Dodson, SiMMo3D cofounders, asked Robinson to continue to work for them during the school year.

The Bioscience District facility has five tenants and has two offices and one lab available.

Neurofront Technologists is renewing its lease for an office. Neurosurgeon Dr. Jason Huang is releasing his lab, opening it up for another tenant.

Eclipse Diagnostics, a company in Israel, is interested in becoming a tenant, according to Tami Annable, executive director of the Temple Health and Bioscience District.

Eclipse is developing technology that can be used at home to monitor the risk of stroke.

Dr. Luka Fajs will be visiting in September and Dr. Robert Marks has sent Annable a list of lab equipment they will need.

“The majority of the items on the list are available in the district’s common lab,” she said.

Embryotics, a tenant of an accelerator at Texas Tech University, was recommended to the district by the Texas Tech University Office of Research commercialization.

The company strives to increase pregnancy rates though improved embryo selection technologies in livestock.

Dr. Cara Wessels and Robert Rangel of Embryotics will be visiting Temple in September.

Annable gave a presentation to the National Science Department at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

“I brought Ryan from SiMMo3D and he talked about what he could potentially do for anatomy and physiology classes,” she said. “There was a lot of positive enthusiasm.”

The next board meeting will be in October.

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