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New Award: Congratulations Dr. Darren Roblyer

By B-BIC | November 13, 2018

TITLE: CardioptOx: A new real-time quantitative cardio-pulmonary monitoring technique for improved patient care. TYPE OF AWARD: Pilot TECHNOLOGY TYPE: Diagnostic Device CLINICAL AREA:  Heart INSTITUTION: Boston University DESCRIPTION: Approximately 600,000 deaths per year are attributed to cardiopulmonary disease in the US. Many patients suffering from cardiopulmonary disease experience complications that require hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) stays.…

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Specialist Series: Building Your Project Plan

By B-BIC | November 13, 2018

Co-authored by Erin McKenna, B-BIC Deputy Director & Ron Blackman, B-BIC Sr. Project Manager. When considering a development path needed to move technology to the clinic and beyond, it’s essential to address two questions:  Who will support the development of your technology, and what will they want to see to believe it can be commercialized? Who Will Support…

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Specialist Series: Reimbursement Basics

By B-BIC | October 19, 2018

Contributed by Ed Berger Principal Larchmont Strategic Advisors Reimbursement strategy counsel to companies across the life sciences spectrum   A basic understanding of the healthcare reimbursement system is an important success factor for any entrepreneur developing a new medical product. Reimbursement is critical to opportunity assessment, business plan development, investor due diligence, and commercial success.  The…

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Success Stories: B-BIC’s Work With Platelet Biogenesis

By B-BIC | September 11, 2018

WATCH:  B-BIC’s Work With Platelet Biogenesis One of B-BIC’s first grant recipients was Jonathan Thon, a researcher based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Jonathan and his team had been researching two technologies necessary for producing platelets outside of the body. They had achieved promising results that demonstrated a microfluidic platform could simulate bone marrow physiological…

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Specialist Series: A Brief Introduction to Intellectual Property

By B-BIC | September 11, 2018

Contributed by Lesley Watts, Director of B-BIC Operations & Finance Intellectual property is the product of a person’s creativity and it can take several forms including patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets.  Patents play a key role in innovation and economic development, particularly in the life sciences, because they allow the patent holder to capture the…

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

By B-BIC | August 14, 2018

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 Friday, October 12, 2018  from 10am – 12pm at TUFTS UNIVERSITY, 145 Harrison Ave, Room B09 (BASEMENT), Boston, MA 02111. This event will…

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FAST PITCH FOR FUNDING: Quick Tips for a successful pitch

By B-BIC | August 14, 2018

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.   FAST PITCH FOR FUNDING is Friday, October 12, 2018  from 10am – 12pm at TUFTS UNIVERSITY, 145 Harrison Ave, Room…

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Tips & Tricks: Regulatory Path

By B-BIC | April 17, 2018

Create an outline of the regulatory plan that will enable marketing approval of your technology/product. Determine which FDA division is likely to have oversight for development and approval by visiting www.fda.gov as direct consultation with the appropriate FDA Division is an essential step to ensure the smoothest possible design and conduct of a development plan…

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Specialist Series: The Regulatory Path

By B-BIC | April 17, 2018

Contributed by John Randle, Phd B-BIC COACH PRINCIPAL, RANDOM WALK VENTURES, LLC COO, KANTUM BIO   Most new technologies and products will require regulatory scrutiny and approval prior to marketing.  These requirements vary widely depending on the nature of the technology/product and their intended medical use, as well as the regulatory precedent set by existing…

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Tips and Tricks: Defining Your Market

By B-BIC | March 1, 2018

A “top-down” analysis is based on current technologies or products that address the medical need your technology/product is intended to address, and the market defined by their sales figures. The bottom-up analysis starts with identification and enumeration of the specific target patient population your technology/product will address.  What is the patient population and what are…

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