Posts by B-BIC

NEW AWARD: CONGRATULATIONS DR. MICHAEL SWEENEY!

RECIPIENT:  Dr. Michael Sweeney TITLE: SQPAN TYPE OF AWARD:  PILOT INSTITUTION: Brigham and Women’s Hospital DESCRIPTION:  Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an electrical therapy using multi-site cardiac pacing to re-time the asynchronous contraction sequence of the failing heart on a beat-to-beat basis. Worldwide randomized clinical trials have consistently demonstrated that effective CRT induces reverse ventricular remodeling, which is followed…

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NEW AWARD: CONGRATULATIONS DR. PAUL YU!

RECIPIENT:  Dr. Paul Yu TITLE: Molecular Imaging of Dysregulated Angiogenesis in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension TYPE OF AWARD:  DRIVE INSTITUTION: Brigham and Women’s Hospital DESCRIPTION:   Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a disorder of elevated pulmonary vascular resistance characterized by progressive remodeling and obliteration of resistance-determining vessels of the pulmonary circulation. Despite current therapies, transplant-free survival…

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NEW AWARD: CONGRATULATIONS DR. JILL GOLDSTEIN!

RECIPIENT:  Dr. Jill Goldstein TITLE: Development of an electroceutical for treatment of comorbidity between hypertension and major depression. TYPE OF AWARD:  DRIVE INSTITUTION: Brigham and Women’s Hospital DESCRIPTION:  Hypertension is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States with an overall prevalence of approximately 29%, corresponding to 70 million of Americans. Despite the benefits…

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FAQ: B-BIC APPLICATION PROCESS

  Who can apply for B-BIC grants? Anyone holding a faculty appointment at a B-BIC member institution may apply for a B-BIC grant. May I submit more than one application? Applicants may submit more than one proposal to both the Pilot and DRIVE programs.  However, each application must have a distinct set of aims and…

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Tips & Tricks: Customer Research Basics

The “build it and they will come” approach may have worked for Steven Jobs at Apple but does not work for most new products.  For us mere mortals, it is important to conduct customer research before proceeding too far with a new idea.  You want to know if there is a market for your product…

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Specialist Series: What is a “Venture Syndicate” ?

By Jay Knowles An investor syndicate generally consists of three of four investors who have the funds to take the company from idea stage through to clinical proof of concept.  Investors may not put all of the investment in upfront (so that they have a little more control over the flow of funds), and they…

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Tips & Tricks: When Searching for Market Information

It is always important to know your competitors and how your product compares to theirs, but did you know competitors’ websites can also provide information on reimbursement and market size.  Companies often provide a reimbursement guide for their customers and a company’s annual report frequent has market size and market share data. When searching for…

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SPECIALIST SERIES: What Is An Investible Hypothesis?

By Jay Knowles Partner, Innovation Many venture capitalists look for an opportunity to invest in a company or a project such that if it reaches a certain inflection point that company will become significantly more valuable, and investors look to understand what it should cost to get to that point. For example, for a therapeutic…

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FAST PITCH FOR FUNDING: Quick Tips for a successful pitch

Keep pitch short and focused on the technology and its commercial application. Limit the discussion of preliminary results, and focus on the most relevant results with conclusions – not data. Present the science within the context of the business strategy. Keep details to a minimum and use visuals without words when possible. FAST PITCH FOR FUNDING is April 27th at 10:00am.…

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FAST PITCH FOR FUNDING: What we are looking for when awarding B-BIC partnerships

Potential for commercialization. Technology that addresses an unmet clinical need. Heart, Lung, Blood or Sleep indications. Preliminary data indicating promise of commercialization. Differentiation from competitors. IP filings, with institutions as the assignee. FAST PITCH FOR FUNDING is April 27th at 10:00am.  This event provides you the opportunity to pitch a team of experts on your research. You…

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