CNYBAC announces fall Concept to Commercialization Virtual Series

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Our colleagues at the Central New York Biotech Accelerator are pleased to present the CNYBAC Concept to Commercial Virtual Series. Members of the community are welcome to participate in this free series featuring distinguished speakers on topics related to innovation and tech commercialization. The Syracuse Blackstone LaunchPad is part of the CNYBAC Advisory Board and is a close collaborator with the CNYBAC.

The CNYBAC is owned and operated by SUNY Upstate Medical University – the region’s only academic medical center.  CNYBAC clients are able to collaborate with Upstate’s clinical and basic science faculty and access state-of-the-art CORE Research Facilities.  CNYBAC also offers virtual client tenancy for those companies who do not need full-time wet lab work space but would like to connect with commercialization partners and utilize the CNYBAC Creation Garage maker space with 3D printing/spools/trays and CAD software.  All clients gain matched services within a vibrant innovation ecosystem, conference room access for meetings, and attend events.

CNYBAC is located in an Opportunity Zone “where new investments may be eligible for preferential tax treatment.” CNYBAC is also an affiliate Hot Spot partner through The Tech Garden, Central New York’s Regional Hot Spot.  As such, The Tech Garden can certify eligible CNYBAC clients for New York Innovation Hot Spot Tax Benefits.  CNYBAC also has eligible Start-Up NY allocated space where new and expanding businesses can gain access to tax-based incentives and innovative academic partnerships.

Here is the line-up for the virtual series this fall. Registration is requested for each event.

FDA Breakthrough Device Designation Process
September 8, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Bryan S. Margulies, MS, PhD, CSO and Cofounder, Zetagen Therapeutics
2nd Annual Manufacturing Workshop September 16, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Hosted by FuzeHub, TDO and CNYBAC Register: Agenda available at: or upon request to:
Medical Device Research, Regulations and Path to Marketplace September 29, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Kathi Durdon, CCRP, Executive Director, CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University Register:
Business Income Evaluation & ROI Risk Mitigation Strategies October 6, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Kevin Delaney, Vice President/Account Executive, Tompkins Financial Register:
Repair Biotechnologies: Towards an end to Atherosclerosis October 19, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Reason, Chief Executive Officer, Repair Biotechnologies Register:    
Promoting Tech Innovation in NYS (Hybrid Free Conference) October 28, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Hosted by CNY Biotech Accelerator and ecosystem Partners: Keynote Dr. Robert Atkinson, The Case for Growth Centers; Fireside Chat with CCEO President and Syracuse Mayor; Tech Innovation Highlights; Startups who Become Angel Investors. Register to attend on site or virtually:
On-site: Virtual: 
Meetup with Win Thurlow, Executive Director, MedTech November 16, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Register:
Successfully Navigating the Medical Device Development Process December 7, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Jennifer Palinchik, President, JALEX Medical Register:  
Triton Bio:  Accelerating Pathogen Analysis using Culture-free Microbial Isolation and Biophysical Profiling January 6, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Lorenzo D’Amico, CEO, Triton Bio Register: