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B-BIC Partner Update: PLATELET BIOGENESIS RAISES A $10 MILLION SERIES A FINANCING LED BY QIMING US HEALTHCARE FUND

BOSTON, Mass. (June 8, 2017) – Platelet BioGenesis, a biotech startup developing a process to produce life-saving human platelets from stem cells for therapeutic applications, announced it has successfully raised $10 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Qiming US Healthcare Fund and included Vivo Capital, VI Ventures, Adena Partners, eCoast Angels,…

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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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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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