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A licensing agreement has been reached between the Research Foundation for SUNY and Biodex Medical Systems for Mobility Assist, a device that was invented and patented Dr. Anurag Purwar at Stony Brook University that will help people who have trouble standing up or sitting down become more independently mobile. The Center for Biotechnology was instrumental in bringing together Dr. Purwar with Biodex Medical System as a potential commercialization partners at the 2012 Long Island Innovation Boot Camp/Pre-Seed Workshop. The Center for Biotechnology also facilitated a Technology Accelerator Fund application for Dr. Anurag Purwar for the project entitled: ?A Mobility Assist Sit to Stand Device to Improve Quality of Life and Independence for Persons with Functional Limitations.? Biodex Medical System and the Center for Biotechnology provided matching funds to aid in the commercialization of this technology.

Mobility Assist, which will be manufactured at the Biodex plant in Shirley, New York and be available to patients in 2014, will be marketed to physical and occupational therapists as well as assisted living facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes to increase mobility among patients and residents.

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