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Long Island Bioscience Hub Selects Bioentrepreneurs-In-Residence

Biotechnology Strategist Brian McCarthy and Pharma Executive Gian Luca Araldi
selected to launch new bioscience companies

STONY BROOK, N.Y. – November 23, 2015 – The Center for Biotechnology at Stony Brook University announced today the appointment of Brian McCarthy, PhD and Gian Luca Araldi, PhD, as BioEntrepreneurs-In-Residence (B-EIR) for the Long Island Bioscience Hub.  The Long Island Bioscience Hub is a National Institutes of Health-designated Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub, and represents a partnership between Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Brookhaven National Laboratory, to commercialize technology emerging from their institutions.

Drs. McCarthy and Araldi have broad bioscience industry experience and comprehensive knowledge of commercializing academic technologies. In their roles as BEIR they will identify technologies that have the potential to support company formation in the region.  Each brings unique skills and perspectives to technology assessment and bioscience-startups.

Dr. McCarthy is a senior biotechnology strategist with operational, start-up, development, and financial expertise. He currently serves as a business advisor to Gismo Therapeutics Inc. and VP of Business and Clinical Development at Viatar CTC Solutions Inc. Prior to his Wall Street and entrepreneurial career, Dr. McCarthy was a faculty member at Cornell University Medical College and the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. McCarthy received his PhD in Neurobiology from Stony Brook University.

Dr. Araldi is a pharmaceutical and biotechnology executive with more than 25 years of experience ranging from basic research through clinical development at major pharmaceutical companies including Glaxo, Forest Laboratories and Merck-Serono.  Dr. Araldi has been involved in the development of key medicines such as Teflaro®, Dutogliptin®, Gavestinel®, Sanfetrinem® and Sanfetrinem® Cilexetil and is the inventor of 113 granted patents. Dr. Araldi received doctorate degrees in Organic Chemistry and Pharmacy from the University of Parma (Italy) and recently received his M.B.A. in Finance from Long Island University Post.

“The Long Island Bioscience Hub is excited to announce the appointments of Drs. McCarthy and Araldi as BioEntrepreneurs-in-Residence” Diane Fabel, Director of Operations for the Center for Biotechnology stated. “They join a talented roster of five existing BioEntrepreneurs in Residence at the Center for Biotechnology who are well on their way to commercializing technologies and building their companies.”

As B-EIRs Drs. McCarthy and Araldi are tasked with identifying technology or technologies from within the partner institutions that will create the foundation for licensing and company formation.  They will have the support of the LIBH business and technology development staff, as well as the support of external industry advisors to develop successful commercialization strategies. The LIBH can also provide access to a competitive pool of technology development funding to help move their technologies down a commercial pathway.  Ultimately, the goal is to help the company position itself prepare for SBIR/STTR grant opportunities, and Angel and VC investment.

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