“Even Research Needs a Rolodex”

Center for Biotechnology Director and Stony Brook Biomedical Engineering Chair Dr. Clinton Rubin recently spoke with Innovate Long Island about commercialization and entrepreneurship. A serial inventor, Dr. Rubin has been involved in three startup companies based on his technology which have all taught him different lessons about commercialization. As he notes in the article, “There’s a chasm between launching a technology and creating a company”. Read the full article here.

2016 Long Island Innovation Boot Camp

Taking place on two days over the course of two weeks at the beginning of March, the 2016 Long Island Innovation Boot Camp/Pre-Seed Workshop was held at the Long Island High Technology Incubator. The annual event, co-organized by the CFB and Stony Brook Universities Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP), featured eight technologies emerging from the region’s top research institutions. The event rallies community talent and resources to investigate and transform commercially promising technologies into pre-seed stage companies.

Dr. Carol Carter, a molecular Genetics and Microbiology Profession at Stony Brook University, participated in the boot camp this year. About her experience in the boot camp, she noted to Innovate Long Island, “It’s given me an education of a type I’ve not gotten before, in all of my training. As an academician, you don’t usually get this kind of perspective on what you do.” Read additional articles on the event here and here.

Depymed Received $100k from Accelerate Long Island & LIETF

DepYmed, a joint venture of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and New York City-based biotech Ohr Pharmaceutical led by Andreas Grill, has received $100,000 from Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund. Andreas Grill has served as a BioEntrepreneur-in-Residence for the center for Biotechnology and DepYmed is developing a new drug called Trodusquemine that it hopes will one day treat HER2-positive breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease. Read more about the company and the investment from Accelerate and LIETF here.