The Center for Biotechnology (CFB), a New York State Center for Advanced Technology, in collaboration with Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and with additional support provided by the National Institutes of Health REACH initiative (Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub), Research Foundation for SUNY, and Empire State Development, has formed the Long Island Bioscience Hub.
The Long Island Bioscience Hub (LIBH) aims to foster the development of therapeutics, preventatives, diagnostics, devices and research tools emerging from LIBH partner institutions that address diseases within the NIH’s mission.
The development of these technologies is supported by several funding mechanisms as well as a comprehensive suite of technology commercialization services that will help faculty innovators move their academic innovations into the commercial sector via a start-up company, licensing opportunity, and/or a strategic partnership. The Hub focuses its resources on four specific areas:
The LIBH’s two-tiered technology development initiative collectively contributes to a pipeline of commercially promising biomedical technologies. The latest Request for Proposals has been released with a submission due date of December 1st, 2017, 11:59 PM EST. Proposals submitted after the due date will not be considered. All proposals must be uploaded through the submission portal.
Click here for a PDF outlining the full funding program overview and proposal guidelines. Note – a six-month interim progress report and annual report are required for every REACH funded project. You will find the template for the progress report and additional materials necessary for application below.
Faculty members, physicians, post-doctoral associates, and BEIRs who are considering the submission of an application are strongly encouraged to discuss the proposal with Dr. Li Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. William Hanes (email@example.com), Dr. Emily Kao (Emily.Kao@stonybrook.edu) and/or Mr. Ryan McGann (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the LIBH prior to writing a full proposal.
June 2017 Awards:
Proof of Concept Awards
While the Long Island Bioscience Hub is only two‐years in existence, it has already had major impacts on technology development and licensing as well as company formation. Some highlights include:
Understanding the issues surrounding commercialization of academic innovations is critical if the goal is to impact human health. To support faculty, post-doctoral associate, and graduate student understanding of these issues, and to streamline and improve the success rate of the “translational” process, the LIBH provides the following services:
Educating faculty, post-docs, and graduate students about entrepreneurship and commercialization in the life sciences is an important goal of the Long Island Bioscience Hub. We have developed a curated resource library that provides videos on target topics important to those learning the ropes of the commercialization process. View the library here.
The REACH initiative represents a network of commercialization Hubs (UofL-ExCITE,MN-REACH, and LIBH) that can facilitate access to specialized facilities and expertise to advance development of academic-based technologies toward commercial goals. Access to these facilities and expertise is coordinated through the individual Hubs on a case by case basis. Click here for a list of specialized facilities and resources.