NIH-REACH: Lowering the Barriers that Slow Translation Research

The Center for Biotechnology’s Clint Rubin and Diane Fabel recently co-authored a STAT article on the NIH-REACH proof-of-concept program. In 2015, The Center for Biotechnology received one of three national NIH-REACH designations, through which the Long Island Bioscience Hub was established.

The article, co-authored by all of the REACH center directors, discusses the importance of REACH-type programs and the impact REACH has been able have in a relatively short amount of time. In just over two years, the three REACH institutions have evaluated over 400 promising product development projects, funding more than 60 experimental treatments and tests that target a wide range of health issues.

Read the full text here: https://www.statnews.com/2017/04/17/nih-reach-biomedicine-treatments/

CEWIT Medical Technologies and Healthcare Innovations Symposium

CEWIT, the Center for Biotechnology and Henry Schein, Inc., have joined forces to host an expert symposium presenting cutting-edge advances in biomedical and clinical-related technologies, digital health, and smart medical devices, focusing on the technology as well as the joint industry, academic, and R&D partnerships that are integral to major innovations in the healthtech domain — at Stony Brook University.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:30am-3:30pm
The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University
1500 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040

Event is free but registration is requires. View full agenda and register here: www.cewit.org/events/healthtech.html

Open Positions at Cold Spring Harbor Lab: Transaction Associate; Operations & Compliance

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is looking for professionals for the following two positions:

Transaction Associate – Technology Transfer and Legal Department
CSHL is seeking an attorney to fill the position of Transactions Associate in our Technology Transfer and Legal departments. The Transactions Associate will report to the General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel and will have responsibilities including contract drafting and support, post deal management, sponsored programs support, assessment of consulting and visiting scientist arrangements, and patent strategy and management. View full position description and requirements here: https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/10718

Technology Transfer Operations and Compliance Director
The Technology Transfer Operations and Compliance Director will support the commercialization of CSHL technologies through the oversight of and responsibility for technology transfer technology disclosure, contract, compliance and process management including assuring that CSHL meets the obligations of government, foundation, industry and other research funders and collaborators as well complies with internal policies. This position will develop and expand on the current framework to monitor and manage sponsorship compliance. View full position description and requirements here https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/11421

Celmatix unveils Fertilome


New York City based start-up Celmatix has unveiled “Fertilome”, a DNA-based fertility test. The company describes Fertilome as the “first genetic screen that examines a woman’s genetic signature and how it may impact her reproductive health and ability to conceive, today and in the future.”

Fertilome looks at 49 variants in 32 genes associated with a broad spectrum of female reproductive conditions. Information derived from the test could allow women to see a broader picture of their fertility, allowing for a more proactive approach to planning their family and overcoming fertility issues. Click here to read more about Celmatix and Fertilome.