A Note from our CEO, Jennifer Hawks Bland

October will be an exciting month for NewYorkBIO. In addition to our regular Virtual Breakfast Series, we are busy planning the New York Emerging Biotech Company Showcase, slated for later in the year.

We're also working on a survey to provide a clear picture of the life science and biotechnology landscape in New York. We will be polling organizations from all facets of the community, looking for ways we can represent you better, help you make more connections, and grow your business. We encourage you to keep an eye out for it later in the month.

As you heard during this week's Breakfast Series webinar, we've started the conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the New York life science ecosystem. We'll be working to find ways to bring new parties and new ideas to the table that will help create a more equitable and inclusive life sciences industry.

Stay tuned, we have have much more coming in 2020!
NewYorkBIO's Virtual Breakfast Series
Tuesday, October 6th, 9:00am
Anthony Johnson
President & CEO, Kodikaz

Join us for a conversation with Anthony, the President/CEO of Kodikaz, a new entrant in the gene therapy arena. Kodikaz recently moved into NYU/Biolabs to develop its novel technology termed "Zip-Codes" because it can define the cell-specific "destination" to deliver their gene therapies.
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Anthony is the President & CEO of Kodikaz Therapeutic Solutions, Inc., a new entrant in the gene therapy arena. Kodikaz recently moved into NYU/Biolabs to develop its novel cell specific gene transfer technology, it's coined Zip-Codes. Prior to starting Kodikaz, Anthony was the President/CEO of Empire Genomics, a pre-eminent oncology genomic molecular diagnostic company. As the founding CEO of Empire he led the business through multiple funding rounds, acquisition, and licensing deals in addition setting business strategy.  Anthony also founded Buffalo Biosciences, (BBS) a technology investment and management services firm. At BBS Anthony worked with clients including tech transfer offices, numerous startups in addition to working with the team that founded the New York Genome Center, NYC's multi-institutional hub for genome research. Prior to Buffalo Biosciences he led the stem cell and cell therapy division for IVGN corporation (Life Technologies/ThermoFisher). In this capacity he was responsible for IVGN’s participation in the creation of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), a $3 Billion dollar bond issuance to support stem cell research.

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Fisk University located in Nashville, TN and an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester England. He is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Virtual: The NYC Life Science Innovation Showcase Conference
November 12, 2020
Join New York City’s most talented life science entrepreneurs showcase their work to investors and biopharma business executives. By fostering collaborative relationships between these entrepreneurs and the investment community, they aim to help bridge the gap in translating groundbreaking discoveries into biomedical realities and to catalyze entrepreneurship within New York City’s broad and diverse life science ecosystem.

Click the link below to register and view the full agenda.
Virtual: Stress and Anxiety in a Global Pandemic
October 6, 2020
The COVID-19 global pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of our lives. Quarantined at home, we are cut off from family, friends, and everyday routines with no sense of when it will end. For parents and kids alike, these months of isolation and uncertainty have led to high levels of stress and anxiety, challenging us to find ways to adapt to this evolving adversity. As we enter a new school year and forge new routines this fall, Rockefeller University and Richard A. Friedman, M.D., are hosting a webinar that will discuss some of the mental health concerns associated with the pandemic. Dr. Friedman will also share coping strategies that may be helpful as cooler weather arrives.
BBS Partner: Office Depot
More Savings. More Research.

As a Bio Business Solutions partner, Office Depot, Inc.is a leading provider of business services and supplies, products and technology solutions to small, medium and enterprise businesses, through a fully integrated B2B distribution platform of approximately 1,300 stores, online presence, and dedicated sales professionals and technicians. You'll get the following benefits by working with Office Depot:

  • Up to of 80% off MSLP on a core list of over 1,000 frequently ordered office, cleaning and breakroom supplies
  • Deep discounts on copy, print and finishing services
  • More than 90,000 items discounted below retail
  • Exclusive discounts on HP ink & toner
  • Flexibility to customize to fit your needs
  • Free delivery on qualifying orders
  • Exclusive member promotions
  • Same great price online or in-store
  • Dedicated account management  
Breaking News from
Our Members:
Yesse Technologies

NewYorkBIO member company Yesse Technologies made news this week. Formerly known as MouSensor, Yesse Technologies is an early-stage biotech company building a technology platform that harnesses the biology of the nose and merges it with cutting-edge nanotechnology. This week they announced the successful identification of biosensors implicated in detecting the smell associated with Parkinson's disease and the manufacturing of its second nose-on-chip prototype developed by nanotechnology R&D partner imec, marking two important Company milestones in building the hardware to decode the sense of smell.
The company is working in partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research to help advance it's nose-in-chip technology.To read the full press release, click the link below.

If you have news or events that you'd like us to feature in our weekly newsletter,
email Mary Bartlett.

Shipping: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage

October 8

UPS’s Philippe Gilbert and special guests are hosting the fifth "Be Unstoppable" webinar, another inside view of supply chain challenges and show ways to pull your business forward with a stronger chain, end-to-end. Learn:

  • How changing your supply chain in this time of disruption prepares you to emerge as a newly competitive enterprise.
  • How smart rethinking of end-to-end supply chains – sourcing, logistics, transportation, distribution, visibility, and sustainability – brings a competitive advantage.
  • How transforming your global supply chain with end-to-end visibility and optimized efficiency improves compliance, cash management, and customer loyalty.

Join Philippe Gilbert, President UPS Supply Chain Solutions; Steve Gundlach, President UPS Global Logistics & Distribution; and Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder & President of Logistics Trends & Insights LLC. They’ll share insights on transformative end-to-end optimization by business owners and leaders with a stake in the global supply chain.

Get Out The Vote 2020
Partnering with BIO to engage biotech in the election
As you know, the election is fast approaching and so is the deadline to register to vote. In New York, voters must register by October 9th to vote in the November 3rd election. We've partnered with BIO to give you all the information you need to engage. It's important to confirm that you are registered to vote! Use the link below to visit our website with BIO and to learn about your candidates and biotech's policy priorities.