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Tips & Tricks: Explaining Your Proposed Solution

Understand the population you are targeting and why.  It may be preferable to define a narrower niche for your entry to the market. Consider where your device/drug will be administered and by what means.  This choice will greatly influence the preclinical and clinical development needs and strategies. Most investors will want to see proof-of-concept (POC)…

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NEW AWARD: CONGRATULATIONS, DR. SYLVIE BRETON!

RECIPIENT:  Dr. Sylvie Breton TITLE: Predicting and Preventing Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Cardiovascular Diseases TYPE OF AWARD:  PILOT TECHNOLOGY TYPE: Small Molecule Drug CLINICAL AREA: Heart INDICATION: Acute Kidney Injury INSTITUTION: MGH DESCRIPTION:  Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication of hospitalized patients. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this potentially deadly condition. Thus, a critical…

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NIH Centers for Accelerated Innovations Program: principles, practices, successes and challenges

Commercializing innovations in academic environments is notoriously challenging. Here, we describe the progress of the NIH Centers for Accelerated Innovations program — initiated in 2013 to address these challenges — which we believe could help set a new standard for the early-stage commercialization of biomedical innovations in academic environments. Read More On Nature.com.

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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: 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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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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