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ACT Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)

Company: Texas Medical Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

THE ORGANIZATION

TMC Innovation (TMCi) is a flagship initiative of Texas Medical Center (TMC) that acts as a gateway to the facilities, resources, and network of the world's largest medical center. TMC Innovation includes TMCi Accelerator for health technologies, TMCi Accelerator for cancer therapeutics, TMCi Biodesign, TMCi Coworking spaces, and our resident corporate partnerships with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and ABB Robotics for Healthcare.

Designed to provide a comprehensive suite of services, TMC Innovation includes programming to meet the needs of disruptive healthcare startups at every stage, from ideation to commercialization.

TMC ACT

The Texas Medical Center (TMC), in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Consortia for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (GCC) and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), was selected for a $5M grant from The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for a new cancer therapeutics program. This new accelerator is specifically designed for individuals, or early-stage startups, that are focused on developing novel cancer therapeutics.

The program, called TMC ACT (Accelerating Cancer Therapeutics), will be a comprehensive nine-month program designed to enhance biotech entrepreneurship training and comprehensive drug development programs in Texas. It will simultaneously provide Texas researchers and startup companies with integrated training, resources, and mentoring in order to help advance innovative cancer therapy discoveries into clinical trials, ultimately leading to new approaches and therapies to treat and/or cure cancer patients.

In order to provide those selected for the program with the utmost in assets, guidance, and leadership, TMC ACT will amalgamate components from TMC Innovation's successful Healthtech accelerator, the Gulf Coast Consortia's (GCC) network of Texas cancer researchers and research cores, JLABS pharmaceutical expertise, and the University of Texas' recent entrepreneurship program into a best-in-class core resource to advance cancer cures.

Keywords: Texas Medical Center, Houston , ACT Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), Other , Houston, Texas

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