In 2017, the City formed a Military Life Science Research Working Group (link below) to focus on how the community could partner better with the military to help them meet their medical mission requirements and leverage military medical research to create community commercialization opportunities. A subsequent consultant study resulted in the San Antonio Military Life Science Commercialization Action Plan (see link below). In September 2018, the San Antonio Economic Development Corporation (SAEDC) initiated Phase I implementation of the Action Plan which included the development of the San Antonio Military Life Science Commercialization Charter (link below) outlining the pathway forward for execution of the Action Plan.
SAN ANTONIO MILITARY MEDICAL INNOVATION (SAMMI) DIRECTOR/OFFICE
Phase II implementation of the Action Plan includes the establishment of a full-time San Antonio Military Medical Innovation (SAMMI) position to facilitate implementation of the Charter and coordinate the development of a local Alliance to provide long-term sustainability and funding. The Action Plan recommends alignment of the SAMMI with another governmental entity, therefore, the SAMMI Director will be an employee of the SAEDC.
The Board of the San Antonio Economic Development Corporation (SAEDC) selected Corey Levenson, Ph.D. to fill the newly created role of San Antonio Military Medical Innovation Director. Dr. Levenson has more than 30 years of scientific and business management experience in the life science and pharmaceutical industries in environments ranging from start-ups to global Big Pharma. Most recently, he served as Senior Director of New Product and Scientific Development at GenCure, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, located in San Antonio.
San Antonio Military Medical Innovation (SAMMI) Fund
In December 2019, the SAEDC Board approved a resolution to create a fund to provide financial assistance to local companies working the on development and commercialization of technologies that will assist the military medical community in the successful completion of its critical mission to provide healthcare to our service members.
More information about the SAMMI Fund.
- No events are planned at this time.
- Military Medical Industry Days II - October 15, 2019
- ISR Military Medical Industry Days - March 28, 2019