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Regional Events and Mentions

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2nd NIH-FDA Joint Agency Microbiome Meeting
June 15, College Park, MD
Sponsored by the NIH-FDA intramural Microbiome Working Group
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This meeting will present the ongoing microbiome research being undertaken at the NIH and FDA. This will be a yearly meeting in order to keep the NIH/FDA communities aware of and current in their knowledge of the intramural microbiome research. 

3rd Annual Precision Medicine Leaders Summit
June 26-28,
Jersey City, NJ
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The Precision Medicine Leaders’ Summit has firmly established itself as the definitive thought leadership event within this burgeoning sphere.
After two successful years in San Diego, we are bringing the conference to the friendly confines of Jersey City. With close proximity to numerous biopharma companies, academic institutions, leading medical centers, and Wall Street, the 2018 event promises to engage a diverse group of participants.

Join us and learn from the many forward thinking speakers and play an integral part in the narrative through interactive roundtables and networking opportunities. With a format weighted towards panel discussions, coupled with lengthy Q&A, it aims to be the highlight in the 2018 Precision Medicine calendar.

Entrepreneurship Event at BioInc
June 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Finis Ventures, Dan Potocki, will moderate this eclectic group of entrepreneurs who believe that their business venture could be the next big thing. Potocki is a well-known strategist with experience spearheading business development and strategic initiatives for industry-leading data analytics tech startups. Dan is passionate about shaping the next-generation of entrepreneurs, and solving hard problems to save lives and improve the quality of life.

BioInc at New York Medical College is mid-Hudson Valley’s only fully-equipped biotechnology incubator on a health sciences college campus, currently incubating eight biomedical startups..

New York City Regional Innovation Node - 6th Annual Network Meeting
July 10
, New York, NY
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Nodes, sites, students, entrepreneurs, and industry members are invited to exchange ideas in innovation and entrepreneurship and share best practices through workshops, panels, roundtables and more! You will hear from National Science Foundation (NSF) keynote speakers to learn about new NSF ICorps opportunities and programs.

NYCRIN will also feature former I-Corps teams in a Venture Showcase and Lightning Pitch session. The full day event has been curated for a diverse group of professionals to share and learn about the ecosystem, so all industries and experiences are welcome! The meeting is free to attend! Food and refreshments will be served. 

New York Venture Summit - Where Innovation Meets Capital
July 10-11 | Convene | New York City
Use discount code "WBPVIP" and receive 10% off the “early bird” rates.
Early Bird Deadline: June 7th
Hosted by youngStartUp Ventures
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Westchester Biotech Project is pleased to announce its sponsorship and invite you to attend New York Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures. Come meet, interact and network with more than 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies at the prestigious New York Venture Summit. Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, The New York Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures is the event of the year you won't want to miss.


Center for Advancing Innovation - VABeachBio Innovation Challenge
Deadline: June 15, 2018
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Enlist in the VABeachBio Innovation Challenge! **Anyone** can join. Launch a startup to improve veterans' health with support from world-class mentors, receive accelerator training & funding, gain media attention from noteworthy outlets and be considered for best-in-class incubator space. Participation is free and virtual. Teams are **not required** to relocate to Virginia Beach. Learn More, and Enroll Today.

U.S. Small Business Administration Seeks Grant Applications from Organizations
Deadline: June 20, 2018
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The U.S. Small Business Administration, under its Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program, is soliciting grant applications from New York organizations to help boost the development of technology from small businesses.

Eligible applicants for FAST funding include state and local economic development agencies, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), accelerators, incubators, Women’s Business Centers, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), colleges, universities, and more.

News and Articles

Sapience Therapeutics Enters into Drug Discovery Pact with the University of Bath
April 5, 2018 - Press Release
HARRISON, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/05/18 -- Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing peptide therapeutics to address difficult to treat oncology indications, announced today that it has entered into a research collaboration agreement with the University of Bath to discover new therapeutic agents.

"We are pleased to be collaborating with Dr. Jody Mason and the University of Bath to discover promising new oncology drugs. Jody has spent over 15 years developing and refining this drug discovery approach and has demonstrated a capacity to generate promising leads against selected targets. This collaboration gives Sapience the opportunity to supplement our ST101 program with a broad pipeline of new peptide therapeutics targeting oncogenic and immune-modulatory protein-protein interactions," said Dr. Barry Kappel, founder and chief executive officer of Sapience Therapeutics. more

Profectus BioSciences leases labs at Pearl River campus

May 24, 2018 Article
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Profectus BioSciences, a vaccine maker that focuses on infectious diseases and associated cancers, has leased 39,455 square feet of space for labs and offices at the former Pfizer research campus in Pearl River.

The landlord, Los Angeles-based Industrial Realty Group (IRG), announced the new tenant and a new name for the campus, the New York Center for Innovation. 

JLABS @ NYC Grand Opening
June 21, 2018
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Called JLABS @ NYC, the facility will be located at the New York Genome Center (NYGC) in Soho and will open in 2018. The site will be open to biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health companies. A QuickFire Challenge seeking companies working in these areas, particularly startups working on cross-sector solutions to prevent, intercept or cure diseases, was launched by Johnson & Johnson Innovation. The winner(s) will be announced in June 2018 and are eligible for one year of residency at JLABS @ NYC.