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Testimonial: Clear Objectives

By B-BIC | October 27, 2016

B-BIC has been a communicative and supportive organization to work with and the program is well designed. B-BIC has chosen targeted topics and emphasized commercial translation, making the program objectives clear. This aids the proposer in assessing likelihood of winning an award. The involvement of the program managers has been helpful and informative. The proposal…

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Testimonial: Business Principles Advanced

By B-BIC | October 27, 2016

This grant has enabled me to advance the development of a medical device with a high potential clinical impact. This is consistent with my academic career, which centers on translational imaging research. The B-BIC grant has allowed me to engage with marketing and business advisors to learn more deeply about practical business principles necessary to…

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Testimonial: Broadened Horizons

By B-BIC | October 27, 2016

This project has advanced my professional development objectives by allowing me to learn much about the technology development and commercialization process. Beyond my conventional academic pursuits, involvement with the B-BIC program has broadened my horizons and underlined the importance of translating promising science from our laboratories towards practical/commercial applications. This work has enhanced my interest…

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Testimonial: Increased Visibility

By B-BIC | October 27, 2016

Progress made under this award has increased my visibility to pharmaceutical companies so that I have been sought as an investigator for several companies.

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Testimonial: Program Invaluable

By B-BIC | October 27, 2016

The B-BIC program has been invaluable in two ways. First, the grant support has allowed us to bring our device from early prototyping stage to full preclinical testing and now at a point where we can focus on achieving FDA clearance for clinical use. Second, the support of advisors have taught me to navigate the…

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Success Story: Warren Zapol, David Zapol and Third Pole, Inc.

By Greg Mueller | October 25, 2016

Approximately 10,000 “blue babies” are given inhaled nitric oxide (NO) to treat Hypoxic Respiratory Failure each year. Other potential uses for inhaled NO include heart attacks, strokes, and malaria. But the technology necessary to deliver inhaled NO is available only in a limited number of countries, for those who can afford it, with physicians who…

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Success Story: Jonathan Thon and Platelet Biogenesis, Inc

By Greg Mueller | October 25, 2016

Platelets are the ‘bandaids’ of the bloodstream. They are the cells in your blood that stop you from bleeding and transfusions save the lives of millions every year. However, platelets can only be stored for 5-7.5 days because of bacterial contamination issues. To manage this, blood centers typically don’t keep more than a 1.5 days…

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Platelet BioGenesis

By B-BIC | September 13, 2016

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

By B-BIC | September 2, 2016

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

By B-BIC | July 7, 2016

RECIPIENT:  Dr. Pamela Silver TITLE: A Targeted Erythropoietin-Based Therapeutic TYPE OF AWARD:  DRIVE INSTITUTION: Harvard Medical School DESCRIPTION:  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…

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