HOUSTON – CaseCTRL was recognized as one of the 10 Most Promising Companies at the 2020 Texas Life Science Forum co-hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and BioHouston on Nov. 10-12, 2020. The companies were chosen by industry experts and investors.
The forum is one of the premier life science venture capital conferences in the U.S. It featured pitches by 40 companies developing innovative solutions in medical devices, digital health, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and therapeutics. The presenting companies—about half of which are Houston-based—have already raised more than $275 million in funding. Throughout the 3-day virtual event, life science investors, leaders and innovative companies gathered to discuss Covid-19, med tech and the future of the life science industry. The event kicked off with a keynote from Dennis Purcell, the founder of Aisling Capital, and one of the leading life science venture capitalists and closed with the awards presentation including the Michael E. DeBakey Memorial Life Science Award, an award established by BioHouston to honor Dr. DeBakey, one of the brightest luminaries in Houston’s history. From Houston, Texas, Starling Medical won the award.
All registered attendees can watch the forum.
About the Texas Life Science Forum:
The Texas Life Science Forum is the premier life science event in Texas that brings together members from industry, emerging life science companies, academic, and investors. This event represents an opportunity to meet investors, learn about promising life science companies, network and learn about opportunities for entrepreneurs, investment professionals, pharma, academics and business executives serving the life science industry.
BioHouston, Inc. is a non-profit tax-exempt [501(c)(3)] corporation founded by Houston area academic/research institutions. BioHouston leads a broad effort to establish the Houston region as a vigorous global competitor in life science and biotechnology commercialization. BioHouston’s mission is to create an environment that will stimulate technology transfer and research commercialization, thereby generating economic wealth for the Houston region and making it a global competitor in life science commercialization. BioHouston’s activities provide the greatest leverage in making the Houston region a world-class competitor in the life science industry.
About the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is Rice's globally recognized initiative devoted to leading the university's efforts to make Houston a leading center of technology entrepreneurship, investment and startup activity. Since inception in 1999, more than 2,675 early-stage companies have benefited from participating in the 220 programs hosted by the Rice Alliance and raised more than $8.1 billion in funding. The Rice Alliance is host to the Rice Business Plan Competition, the world’s largest and richest student startup competition.