Life Sciences Summit 2014: October 28-29, NYC

The Life Sciences Summit is an early stage investor and business development conference that highlights innovation. The objective of the event is to connect biotech and academic innovators with the capital and strategic partners they will need to move new discoveries into clinical development. This year’s event will take place on October 28-29 at 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center in New York City. Visit www.lifesciencessummit.org for full event details.

SBU Researchers Developing Drug to Cut Down Growth of Cancer Cells

New research has found that it is possible to cut down the growth of cancer cells at their earliest stages with a new drug.

Research conducted by leading cancer metabolism researchers at Stony Brook University, Paul M. Bingham and Zuzana Zachar, is showing promise in this approach with their clinical investigation of a new class of compounds that disrupt cancer cell mitochondrial metabolism. In collaboration with Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Drs. Bingham, Zachar and colleagues at Stony Brook University are evaluating the basic mechanisms of actions behind this class of agents. The relationship with Cornerstone has its roots within Stony Brook’s Center for Biotechnology. Read more here.

Call for Proposals: BioEntrepreneur-in-Residence

The Center for Biotechnology is looking to recruit another BioEntrepreneur-in-Residence (BEIR). BEIRs receive a comprehensive package of incentives to build and lead new bioscience ventures in the Long Island, NY region.

In addition to senior staff support to assist with commercialization strategies, BEIRs will also have access to the resources of Stony Brook University including faculty expertise, core research and engineering facilities, libraries, business incubators, the 245 acre Research Park, and a suite of end-to-end economic development programs. To learn more about the program, click here. Interested entrepreneurs should contact Diane Fabel with a statement of interest and resume, outlining how they would utilize these resources to build a successful bioscience company in the Long Island region. Inquiries will be considered through February 2014, or until appropriate candidates are identified.

Springboard: Life Science 2014 — Call for Applications

Springboard Enterprises is recruiting for Springboard: Life Science 2014 – a community-driven accelerator designed to promote and support women-led, life-science companies seeking equity investments or strategic partnerships.

Companies that apply will undergo a rigorous screening process before being selected to participate in the program which includes a targeted, hands-on coaching process with industry experts and a two-day intensive Bootcamp workshop in Boston in May. Participants gain unique exposure to Springboard’s nationwide network of VCs, angels, corporate investors, seasoned entrepreneurs and strategic partners through a variety of virtual and in-person events, and presentation assessment opportunities.

Application Deadline: March 12, 2014

Cost: $100 application fee; if accepted: $2,000 program fee, 1-2% warrants (contribution of warrants to Springboard is optional but encouraged in recognition of the value of the Springboard network)

Location: Virtual + in-person events

Event Website: http://sb.co/programs/lifescience-2014/