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Innovation in Research 2018

June 12, 2018, 8:30-5 EST
Host: Purchase College, SUNY
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
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We bring together researchers, engineers, and data scientists from across therapeutics, diagnostics, and devices. 
Webinars are free, physical events may include a registration fee. 
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Call for Abstracts is Open. We welcome your proposal for a 20 minute session or longer panel.
Include Abstract: Your Name in the subject line,
and mention which program intrigues you: 
info@westchesterbiotechproject.org

July 18 - Rare Disease Symposium
October 6 - Tauopathy Colloquium

Events 2018 - Click for Details and Registration:
June 12, 8:30-5 pm - Innovation in Research 2018
June 20, Webinar, 4-5 pm EDT
Building the Rare Disease Research Community:

Columbia University's DISCOVER Program
June 27, Webinar, 12-1 pm EDT -
Incentives for New York State Life Science Companies

June 27, Webinar, 2:30-3:30 pm EDT
Shaping Programs around Commercial Elements
July 11, Webinar, 12-1 pm EDT -
Nailing Your Spark Talk
July 188:30-5 pm - Rare Disease Symposium


Building the Rare Disease Research Community: Columbia University's DISCOVER Program
Wednesday, June 20; 4-5 pm EDT Online • Click to Register
Speaker: Wendy Chung, MD, Ph.D., Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
     Columbia University

Dr. Chung will give insights into her extensive work identifying new genes linked to rare diseases along with forefront approaches and challenges in the field. She will discuss the rise and application of precision medicine techniques, generation of new data and research models, and the potential for genome-based targeting in advanced treatments.

Gene identification is a critical first step in the development of diagnostics and treatments for diseases, serving both as a marker for diagnostics and as a foundation for understanding mechanisms of action for drug development. Dr. Chung will give insights into best practices in the field, discuss clinical guidelines, and highlight the importance of connectedness between various disciplines within the rare disease community.

Incentives for New York State Life Science Companies
Wednesday, June 27; 12-1 pm EDT Online Click to Register
Speaker: Loretta Beine, Life Science Industry Development Director
     Empire State Development (ESD)

Life Science companies, along with their suppliers and partners, can benefit from a range of New York state incentives, including a new R&D tax credit progam.

ESD helps companies grow through the efficient use of: loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing, and other forms of assistance. 

As a government entity, ESD administers programs that promote a vigorous and growing state economy. These programs encourage business investment and job creation, supporting diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State. 

Shaping Programs around Commercial Elements
Wednesday, June 27; 2:30-3:30 pm EDT Online • Click to Register
Speaker: Roland Turck, MD, Managing Partner, TurckBio

Dr. Turck will detail ways to incorporate commercial strategy into every stage of a life science product's development. He will discuss the market-to-product thought process required for a company and its intellectual property to realize their full potential. 

For a technology to be successful in its target market, product performance targets as well as  differentiation options must be identified early-on based on understanding of market needs and industry competition. Biotech is very technology driven and scientific thinking dominates as it should. Companies are well advised to also think early on about "what is needed to compete", "what is needed for reimbursement" and "what is doable" and design development programs accordingly. Including those aspects will help maximizing the value of an asset, support capital raises and save time and capital. 

Nailing Your Spark Talk
Wednesday, July 11, 2018; 12-1 EDT Online • Click to Register
Speaker: Laura Green Ph.D., Cancer Consortium Manager, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Sign up for Advanced Coaching, June 25th, noon EDT:
Dr. Green will facilitate an advanced session for you to prepare a Spark Talk that you will present on July 11th during this webinar. 
Register for Advanced Coaching

Do you have a short, 1-3 minute talk to prepare?  Is your topic complex and seemingly hard to condense? Dipping your toes into the world of spark talks can be daunting without prior experience.

This session aims to help early-career technologists prepare and plan for this popular form of science communication. Join us to learn how to efficiently focus your content and captivate your audience.

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Webinar - From Lab to Market: An Intergenerational Discussion
A collaboration between curiousSCIENCEwriters, Young Women in Bio, and the Westchester Biotech Project
April 29, 2018 • Click for More

Roundtable for Researchers
Hosted by Burke Medical Research Institute
April 25, 2018 • Click for More

Roundtable: Intellectual Property for the Life Sciences
Hosted by Dorf & Nelson
April 24, 2018 • Click for More

Young Investigator Webinar Series: Commercialization A-Z

Session 2 - Are You an Inventor, or Are You an Entrepreneur?
Presenter: Russell Thomas, Co-Founder and CEO, NIRvana Sciences
March 20, 2018 • Click for More and Recording

Roundtable: Building the Biotech Cluster
Hosted by Meridian Risk Management
March 6, 2018 • Click for More

Roundtable for Educators and Employers
Hosted by Fordham University, Westchester Campus
March 1, 2018 • Click for More

Young Investigators Webinar Series: Effective Communication in Biomedical Research
Session 3 - Rigor and Reproducibility: Presenting Data for Funders and Investors

Presenter: Rick Huntress, Director, Business Development, Clinical and In Vivo Services, The Jackson Laboratory
January 24, 2018 • Click for More and Recording

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Roundtable: Building the Biotech Cluster 2
Hosted by Westchester County Industrial Development Agency
December 13, 2017 • Click for More

Young Investigators Webinar Series: Bench to Bedside - Taking Research to the Market
Presenter: Vinit Nijhawan, UnitedLex and its subsidiary iRunway
November 28, 2017 • Click for More and Recording

Young Investigators Webinar Series: Effective Communication in Biomedical Research
Session 2 - Peer To Peer Communication

Presenter: Dr. Laura Green, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
November 14, 2017 • Click for More and Recording

Innovation in Research Symposium
Hosted by Fordham University Westchester 
October 26, 2017 • Click for More

Roundtable: Building the Biotech Cluster 
Hosted by Westchester County Industrial Development Agency
August 17, 2017 • Click for More

Roundtable for Researchers
Hosted by Westchester County Association
July 19, 2017 • Click for More

Young Investigators Webinar Series: Effective Communication in Biomedical Research
Session 1 - Science Communication: General Concepts and Tips
Presenter: Dr. Laura Green, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
May 24, 2017 • Click for More and Recording