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Check out Larry's latest interview with Innovation Map talking about investing in the Houston innovation ecosystem, particularly in medical device, and his work at Proxima Clinical Research, a contract research organization in the Texas Medical Center.
Innovation Map - "You founded Proxima Clinical Research in 2017, which has a very hands-on approach to accelerating health tech innovation. Why did you decide to start that up?"
Larry Lawson - "I saw a void in the clinical research industry, specifically at the medical center here, the largest medical center on the face of the earth. And it was doing all of this attracting all of these companies, all of these health science companies into Houston, and they were building and budding their companies, but there was no centralized clinical research company to be there for them. I thought, "my gosh, somebody ought to do this." Well, I'm a doer. So, I went to the powers to be at the medical center and got their approval to be the founder of a company, called Proxima Clinical Research, and the key is putting it right there in the heart of the largest medical center in the world. It's been really, really good for these companies who are coming into Houston to take advantage of the life science growth that's taking place here in Houston."