September 2016 E-Newsletter
A select group of 11 companies will participate in Critical Path, a VilCap Communities Life Sciences Accelerator Program and partnership among the University at Buffalo, the Western New York Incubator Network, Launch NY, and Invest Buffalo Niagara, designed to assist scalable life sciences startups in a 10-day program. 

The companies that will be participating in the program are:
Critical Path provides mentoring, one-on-one and small group interactions with global industry and equity investment experts specializing in business development, marketing, legal, technical, regulatory, finance, and venture capital matters most relevant for life sciences businesses. 

Participating companies will use a peer selection process to provide each other feedback on their businesses and choose two companies to receive a $50,000 investment from the Launch NY Seed Fund.

Congratulations to Dr. Norma Nowak for making the Buffalo Business First Power 10
0 Women list in 2016.

For the second year in a row, Dr. Nowak placed among Western New York's most influential women. 

"Innovation and Growth Among Our Life Sciences Industry Leaders"
Date: September 22, 2016
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: CBLS | 701 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Join the fireside chat with established, global biomedical companies in our region.
Learn how experts at Greatbatch, Albany Molecular Research Institute (AMRI) and Mentholatum innovate in the ever-changing life sciences industry that is transforming our economy. 

Facilitator: Marnie LaVigne, PhD, President and CEO, Launch NY

  • Ashish Shah, Sr. Director, Orthopaedics and Biomaterials R&D, Greatbatch
  • Rory Curtis, VP of Discovery Biology and Pharmacology, Albany Molecular Research Institute
  • Erick Estrada, Dir. of Marketing Eye and Acne Skin Care, Mentholatum
Date : September 23-24, 2016
Time : 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where : Hohn Auditorium | Roswell Park Cancer Institute  

This symposium, sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, University at Buffalo, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, aims to highlight genomic and epigenomic technologies, integrative analytical approaches, relevant model organisms, and recent translational findings to identify biologically-significant and clinically translatable disease drivers. 

Presentations at this symposium will emphasize novel epigenomic and genomic insights in the context of cancer and other chronic diseases and provide a forum for future collaboration across the region. The symposium will be of interest to basic, translational, and clinical researchers and physicians from academia and industry working to enhance human health and well-being.
Date : October 4, 2016
Time : 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where : dig at the Innovation Center | 640 Ellicott Street

Learn more about the progressive millennial generation, their work habits, and how to manage this growing workforce in a special event brought to you by the CBLS and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. 

Millennials and those who manage them will gain new insights on what makes this generation different and how to help them reach their full potential. Millennials will be given the chance to share their experiences and learn tips for how they can be successful in their careers. 

Frank Ciccia, president of the Illuminare Group and clinical assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, will lead this interactive discussion. 

                                            Refreshments will be provided
1st Annual Buffalo Biocruise
September 14, 2016
Rich Marina | 5 Austin Street Buffalo, NY

Come out for a night of fun and networking! This dinner cruise will set sail on Buffalo Harbor at 5:30 p.m. with a tour of the Harbor, Lake Erie and the Erie Canal. Boarding fee is $55 - New York BIO members receive a special rate of $45 by logging in to their accounts. 

Click here 
to register before September 14.

Harvard Business School: Strategics on Value-Based Health Care
September 14, 2016
CBLS | 701 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY

Mahek Shah, MD, Senior Project Leader and Senior Researcher at Harvard Business School, will discuss his work with Professors Michael Porter and Bob Kaplan, on helping health care providers to deliver better value to patients, defined as improving patient outcomes while incurring lower total costs.  

Click here 
to register

MEDTECH 2016 Innovation Impact:
Keeping New York's Finger on the Pulse
September 26-28
Albany, NY

Join the largest gathering of executives and senior leaders from New York State's bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) industry for MEDTECH 2016

Click here 
to register by September 16.

Learn Tools for Avoiding Product Design Failure

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) promotes robust product design and manufacturing, helping companies avoid potential failures and improve product reliability. The UB Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) is hosting an Intro to FMEA course on October 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is ideal for design and manufacturing engineers, as well as quality managers/engineers, who are involved in the product development process. 

Register here by September 28.  


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