BRINGING UNIVERSITY INNOVATIONS TO MARKET
Hosted by MDG Boston, co-organized by CBSET, Inc, January 20, 2021.
Academic research is an important driver of biotech innovation and startup formation, and, until recently, a lonely endeavor with little to no guidance available to entrepreneurial researchers.
This Forum, hosted by MDG Boston and co-organized by Rami Tzafriri and David Parrillo of CBSET, Inc., brought together a panel of experts, including both junior and senior academic entrepreneurs, a director from one of Harvard’s innovation support ecosystems, and a Fortune 500 executive leading a local team in building, advancing, and managing the company’s external R&D portfolio of co-investments across pharmaceutical, consumer health, and medical devices. Together, their presentations provide a well-rounded overview of the process of forming a company out of academic research, the academic support system available at top institutions, and the role of external industry partnerships and funding.
Moderator Overview: Peter Markham, Co-founder, President and CEO, CBSET Inc. - "Bringing University Innovations to Market - Perceptions, reality, and how to maximize success" (10:43)
Speaker 1: Angelika Fretzen, PhD, MBA, Technology Translation Director, Wyss Institute, Harvard — “Strategies to successful technology transfer” (13:39)
Speaker 2: Nicole Black, PhD, Gliklich Healthcare Innovation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MGH/Wyss; and, Co-Founder, Beacon Bio — "3D transtympanic membrane repair” (13:39)
Michal Preminger, PhD, MBA, Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation East North America — “Perspectives from a 360-degree journey in the innovation ecosystem” (24:53)
Speaker 4: Natalie Artzi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical and Founder, Biodevek - "Smart adaptive biomaterials for surgical applications" (19:45)