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FAST PITCH FOR FUNDING: FAQ

Q:  Do I need to have slides?  A:  Pitches only need to address the suggested elements.  Use of reference materials or other visual elements is welcome if they help convey the product concept and can be shared using your laptop screen.  AV equipment will not be available. Q:  How formal will the pitches be? A:…

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EVENT: FAST PITCH FOR FUNDING

Are you ready to see your research move towards becoming a product? Fast Pitch for Funding is an event hosted by the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center, that provides you the opportunity to pitch a team of experts on your research. You will receive immediate feedback with the opportunity to apply for our grant programs which can provide up…

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TIPS & TRICKS: Find Your ‘Product Image’

Describe the marketed product in as few words as possible to paint a compelling, inspiring image that will “recruit” the supporters you need. Introduce key words regarding the technology, including its differentiation from other products and sustainable advantage.  Why is it “first” or “best”? Identify the target market segment within standard of care, or explain…

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TIPS & TRICKS: The Online Patent Search

The Online Patent Search:  Do not waste your time developing a product that has already been patented by someone else.  It pays to learn how to do a quick patent search online.  There are many good patent search sites and we have listed a few of them for you. Our favorite is FreePatentsOnline.com. The link…

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SPECIALIST SERIES: Taking The Next Steps With Medical Research

You have completed your research project, possibly published the results, and maybe presented the work at a conference.  Now what?  Perhaps you would like to see the technology translated into medical practice and meaningful health outcomes.  But what are the next steps? You may think the next logical steps are to refine the technology and…

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SPECIALIST SERIES: What is Due Diligence?

No matter how interested they appear in a deal, prudent investors always follow a process called “due diligence” before making a financial commitment.  That means conducting research on the proposition to test the assertions of the promoters and seek additional information to the point where they are satisfied that they clearly understand the risks they…

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Platelet BioGenesis

Platelet BioGenesis, a biotech startup developing a method for producing life-saving platelets without the need for human donations, is proud to announce that they won second place in the national BioSciKin/Simcere Sino-U.S. Startup Competition in Life Science in Shanghai, China. Platelet BioGenesis was invited to participate in the 2016 national competition following their first place…

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The Skills Development Center

The Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) Skills Development Center (SDC) offers workshops focused on Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship. Researchers know how to develop groundbreaking new technologies.  However, to bring new technologies into the public arena where they can affect human health, researchers must also be able to navigate the path to commercialization, a process demanding…

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B-BIC selects five new technologies to award support for commercial development

Pamela Silver, PhD., Elliot T and Onie H Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, and a founding member of the Wyss Institute was awarded a DRIVE grant for continued development of a targeted erythropoietin-based therapeutic.  EPO plays multiple biological roles by binding to EPO receptors (EPO-R) on diverse cell types, including…

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joins Boston Biomedical Innovation Center to Further Research Translation and Commercialize Medical Technologies

B-BIC’s expanding network signals the importance of forming strategic alliances to accelerate the commercialization of biomedical technologies to improve healthcare. June, 2016 – The Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC), a National Center for Accelerated Innovation designed to accelerate commercialization of biomedical technologies, today announced that MIT joined B-BIC as an Associate Core Member. MIT investigators…

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