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(Sept. 17, 2012) --The UTSA Office of Commercialization and Innovation will host "Success Strategies for Faster Commercialization," a lecture on medical product marketing in Europe. Carla Kikken-Jussen, president and CEO of MediTech Strategic Consultants B.V., will speak from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21 in North Paseo Building Room 2.106 on the UTSA Main Campus.

Many U.S. companies have found that marketing their medical devices and products through the European regulatory approval process is a faster and more straightforward path to commercialization and revenues. Kikken-Jussen's lecture will address this growing trend.

Kikken-Jussen has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device field and founded MediTech over a decade ago. The company helps entrepreneurs move into new markets by providing clinical, regulatory, quality and authorized-representative services in the European Union, Israel, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.

She has served as a member of the Dutch Standardization Institute, the Regulatory Affairs Organization and the Life Sciences Limburg Group. In 2008, she was the first woman to earn the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Rabobank Demarrage, and in 2010, she was named Best Woman Entrepreneur by the Dutch Federation of Businesswomen.

The event is co-sponsored by UTSA Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship and MediTech Strategic Consultants B.V. Parking will be available at the Bauerle Road Garage at $1.75 per hour.

For more information, contact Suzette Vallejo at 210-458-6963.



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For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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