The Westchester Biotech Project brings together researchers, engineers, and data scientists from across therapeutics, diagnostics, and devices. Based in the Westchester County, NY region, this is a borderless initiative with opportunities for local, national, and international collaboration.
Roundtable: Building the Westchester Biotech Cluster
August 17, 2017 • 8:30-10:00 am
Westchester County Industrial Development Agency
Discussion of Elements of a Healthy Biotech Cluster, with Gary Keller of Xomix.com.
Hosted by our Community Partners at the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency.
There is no charge for this program, but Registration is required as seating is limited: Register Here
Roundtable for Researchers: by Grace Choi
Our Roundtable for Researchers introduced scientist representatives from New York Medical College, Fordham University, Purchase College, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, who shared their interests in stimulating communication across their institutions. Bill Mooney and Amy Allen of the Westchester County Association hosted.
With the support of our diverse communities, the Westchester Biotech Project is building programs for 2018 by convening thought leaders from varied perspectives. These include discovery research, clinical development, institutional growth, supporting industries, and regional economic development.
Already, our model is spreading. At the Roundtable for Researchers, Dr. Philippe Salphati of Tefen Consulting in Paris shared his vision for Westchester Biotech France. “In 2017, we are working to establish a burning platform and organize inwardly,” he says. “France occupies a leading position in Europe for R&D in the life sciences and President Macron urges biotechs to become involved in the scientific community globally. French authorities are backing this up with substantial research subsidies. The president’s goal is to treat France with the same creativity and agility as you would with a start-up company.”
With that in mind, Westchester Biotech France is creating a forum for communication between the scientific and business communities to stimulate innovation and accelerate the progress of addressing unmet medical needs. When asked if he was ready to tell the world about his plans, he said “Yes! We are ready to get some places to play with us.”
Needless to say, we are all excited for what is to come. Watch for a series of webinars, and plan to meet the French delegation at Innovation in Research, October 26, at New York Medical College in Valhalla. Register for Updates
Each event is a great opportunity to meet your peers from other companies and institutions, or from across you own. But don't be shy! Introduce yourself to us at any time. The summer is a very active time for us, listening to your goals and looking for ways to integrate your concerns while shaping programs for 2018 and beyond.
• Save the Date for the Innovation in Research, October 26, 2017, hosted by BioInc@NYMC in Valhalla. The Planning Committee is forming.
• The Clinical Research Resource Report will provide an overview of existing resources across the region. Contact us to get involved.
Thank You to our Founding Community Partners: