ACT Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)
Company: Texas Medical Center
Posted on: June 25, 2022
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
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
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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