2019 is gearing up to be a biotech blockbuster year in Syracuse

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CNY Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) is now accepting applications for its 3rd Annual Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC) at: www.cnybac.com. The NYS Empire State Development grant-funded MDIC at the CNYBAC will be accepting applications through the spring 2019 academic semester.  Selected participants will receive: six months of free work space in the Creation Garage at CNYBAC; intensive mentorship (2-3 targeted mentors assigned to each team); as well as access to SUNY Upstate Medical University research and clinical experts and core facility equipment. The first place winner of the 2018 MDIC pitch competition was Syracuse University startup In-Spire, co-founded by Kayla Simon and Elizabeth Tarangelo, graduates of both the Invent@SU and Blackstone LaunchPad programs.

MDIC participants also gain resource assistance and networking opportunities through the collaborative Syracuse Innovation Connectors Ecosystem which includes the Syracuse University Blackstone LaunchPad, Upstate Venture Connect, the Innovation Law Center at Syracuse University College of Law, MedTech, Launch NY and The Tech Garden. Applicants may participate on-site or virtually.

  • Selected MDIC participants also receive fee-waived registrations to the following annual programs held in Syracuse, NY:
    -Syracuse Innovation Connectors Funding Roadmap at The Tech Garden (September)
    -Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp, CNYBAC (October)
    -NEXT Innovation Conference (November, www.next-syr.com)
  • Additional opportunities include:
    -Application to Student Engineering Capstone Design Programs at Syracuse University and Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
    -Pitch Deck Development and Pitch Event (December)
    -Network Expansion and Exhibit Opportunities
    -Resource Match
    -Syracuse Innovation Connector Contacts and Events
    -MedTech Events
101 Leaning Your Product Design:  Design for Manufacturability Workshop
January 29, 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Revolution Hall, 425 River St., Troy, NY
Register at: https://fuzehub.com/build4scale-ny/capregion/
Sponsored by FuzeHub and Build4Scale
*201 Manufacturing Your Product Webinar, February 11 (must have attended 101 Workshop to attend)
This workshop is designed for hardware physical product developers whether in prototyping or early stage manufacturing.  Modules include:  designing your product, developing a strategic bill of materials (BOM), developing a strategic bill of process (BOP), leaning your product design, moving from proof of concept to alpha/beta prototypes to production, and next generation product design planning.
See also 201 Workship, February 11 below.
Improved Analysis Capabilities at the Upstate Mass Spectrometry Core Facility
January 31, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
2231 Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY
RSVP to limernid@upstate.edu
Sponsored by Upstate Medical University Research Administration.
Dr. Ebbing de Jong, Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Core Director will discuss this core facility which is able to be accessed by both Upstate and external researchers involving proteomics or metabolomics applications.  The facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art Thermo LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometer.  For more information of Core Facility services and fee schedule: http://www.upstate.edu/proteomics/
CNY Biotech Accelerator 2019 Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC) Application Period Open
Applications Accepted, January 1 – May 31
To apply:  https://www.cnybac.com/medical-device-innovation-challenge-in-the-national-grid-creation-garage/mdic-2018-application/
Medical device innovators – apply to the 2019 CNY Biotech Accelerator Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC).  Selected participants receive 6 months of free space, access to 3D printer and other equipment, targeted intensive mentorship and pitch event.  Applications due May 31, 2019.
FuzeHub Manufacturing Grants Applications Open
Round 1:  February 1 – deadline:  February 28
201 Manufacturing Your Product:  Preparing to Scale Your Operations Webinar
February 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
*Must have attended 101 Workshop to register
Register at:  https://fuzehub.com/build4scale-ny/capregion/
Sponsored by FuzeHub and Build4Scale this workshop is designed to help “hardware” physical product manufacturers plan for scaling up their production.  The workshop introduces manufacturing planning concepts and tools to help your transition from low to high volume production.
Upstate’s 9th Annual Beyond the Doctorate Research Day:  Featuring the Research of Upstate Postdocs, Residents & Fellows
March 6, 2019, 1:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Upstate Medical University, New Academic Building,  790 Irving Ave., Room 4414BC
Contact:  Natalie Andrianos:  andriann@upstate.edu
The public is welcome to join us at the 9th Annual 2019 Beyond the Doctorate Research Day sponsored jointly by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Graduate Medical Education.  Keynote is Molly A. Brewer, DVM, MD, MS, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Connecticut. Includes oral platform presentations and a poster session.
SOCRA NYS Chapter Spring Program
Friday, March 15, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Lodge at Welch Allyn, Skaneateles Falls, NY
Catering Fee:  $43.00
Expected 5+ Continuing education credits
To request Attendee Form: durdonk@upstate.edu
The NYS Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Chapter Spring Program features a half-day workshop, “Build a Better Budget to Ensure Trial Success” presented by Kelly Willenberg, Kelly Willenberg & Associates and a Project Management presentation by Jot Chahal, Sr. Manager, Strategic Marketing, Welch Allyn.
MedTech MeetUp at NextCorps
March 21, 2019, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
260 E. Main St., Suite 600, Rochester, NY
Registration available soon:  https://www.medtech.org/events/show/medtech-meetup-at-nextcorps-537
Keynote, Luminate Pitches, Tour, Networking Reception and More.
13th Annual SOCRA Medical Device Research and Regulations Conference
April 3, 2019 – Half-day Workshop
April 4-5, 2019 – Main Program
Newport Beach, CA
The 13th Annual SOCRA MEDICAL DEVICE conference, provides attendees with 2 days of speakers from FDA, site, industry and clinical research/regulatory support organizations. A Pre- Conference Half-Day Workshop is an add-on to the Main Program.  Learn more and promote discussion about FDA regulatory process, clinical trial billing, De Novo discussion, ClinicalTrials.gov policies, post-market clinical follow-up, EU MDR compliance, etc.
2019 BIO International Convention
June 3-6, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts 16,000+ biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships.
Business Incubator Association for NYS (BIANYS) Annual Meeting, June 10-11, 2019
June 10, Roundtable Discussion and Reception:  The Tech Garden, Syracuse, NY
June 11, Main Program:  CNY Biotech Accelerator, Syracuse, NY
Save the Date – More info to come
BIANYS Annual Meeting mission is to:  Expand the resources available to incubator-based enterprises and to work with policy-makers on matters affecting them; and Promote co-operation of entrepreneurial activities with incubators, business incubators, incubated companies, and others interested in the innovation economy of New York State.  All are invited to attend.  Tours of BIANYS Member facilities available.  Registration available soon.
SOCRA NYS Chapter Summer Program
July 12, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Lodge at Welch Allyn, Skaneateles Falls, NY
Catering Fee:  $43.00
Expected 5+ Continuing education credits
To request Attendee Form: durdonk@upstate.edu
Program in development.  Join us for a full day of clinical research and regulatory topics in a fantastic setting with great food.  If you are not able to attend in person, you can also call-in.
AdvaMed The MedTech Conference
September 23-25, 2019
Boston, MA
Featuring world-class plenary speakers, a wide array of educational programming, valuable networking and business development opportunities.
3rd Annual Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp
October 3-4, 2019
CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY
Our 3rd Annual Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp includes expert speakers and panels relevant to startups who are planning to or are currently commercializing their biotech innovation.  We are starting to plan the 3rd Annual Boot Camp – If you have interests in partnering, sponsoring or speaking, please contact Kathi Durdon at durdonk@upstate.edu.
MedTech Annual Conference
Save the date:  October 22-23
Rochester, NY
New York’s premier bio/med conference featuring speed networking, expanded Tech Showcase, and value-packed educational programs.  More info coming soon.
NEXT Innovation Conference
November date TBD
Syracuse, NY
Stay tuned:  www.next-syr.com
The NEXT Innovation Conference Committee is working on the 2019 program – we will again host our exciting Tech Showcase, including over 40 exhibitors last year; legal-, manufacturing- and biotech-related speakers, networking opportunities.