NYC Bioscience Newsletter connects you to the latest information on Bio & Health Tech NYC.
August 28, 2014
NYC Bioscience Newsletter

SBIR Impact NYC – 3rd Cycle Application Deadline, Sept 3 ›

Every year, SBIR Impact NYC offers specialized SBIR/STTR application assistance to 20 select life sciences and healthcare companies. Assistance includes advanced training workshops and 20 hours of one-on-one expert proposal development support for each company. There are only a few spots left. Apply now!

In The News

ELabNYC for Startup Life Sciences & Health Tech Ventures
Apply now to join our third class of participants for Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab NYC! ELabNYC is a six-month training and mentorship program for aspiring entrepreneurs in New York City’s life sciences and healthcare technology community. ELabNYC provides extensive support to graduate students of science, post-docs, early-career researchers, and engineers interested in launching new ventures. Last year’s ELab participants have collectively raised $8.1M, with 25% generating first customer revenue during the program. To learn more, visit or RSVP for one of our information sessions or webinars.

AdhereTech, a Pilot Health Tech NYC Winner, Raises $1.75M Series A ›
New York City-based Adheretech, creator of a wireless smart pill bottle that improves medication adherence, recently raised a $1.75m Series A round.  A Pilot Health Tech NYC award winner, AdhereTech currently has five pilots underway, including one at Weill Cornell Medical Center.  At Cornell, AdhereTech is working with Dr. Roy Gulick, Professor of Medicine, and his team to assess patient adherence to an HIV drug regimen using AdhereTech bottles that offer automated reminders and feedback to patients.

Oculogica Raises $600,000 ›
New York City-based Oculogica, an NYU spin-out and participant in NYCEDC’s ELabNYC and SBIR Impact NYC programs, recently raised $600,000. The company is developing an eye-tracking based neurodiagnostics technology to better diagnose concussions and traumatic brain injury. The technology is mobile and will provide vital information in diverse locations like the ER, home, sports field/arena, and battlefield.

NYC Digital Health Environment Booming
According to CB Insights data New York City’s digital health companies have raised over $335M in the first six months of 2014. Overall, digital health companies in New York have raised more in the first half of 2014 than in the past three years combined. The article mentions past Pilot Health Tech NYC awardees including Flatiron Health and eCaring.

Context Matters Raises Third Round of Funding and Expands
New York City based Context Matters has expanded into midtown. In just 4 years, Context Matters has established a new standard in smart data-driven market access and risk management in drug development decision-making for 12 organizations, including 7 of the world's 10 largest pharmaceutical companies. Context Matters also recently raised and closed a third round of equity investment in just 10 weeks and was oversubscribed with new and existing investors.

Harlem Biospace and NYC Venture Fellows Companies Recognized by Crain’s
Crain’s recognized Dual Therapeutics, Immunovent, and Symbiotic Health (all Harlem Biospace companies) as well as Recombine (a NYC Venture Fellows company) as four of the six hottest biotech startups in New York. Crain’s highlighted the companies for their ability to attack large markets.

ELabNYC participant Jibon Technologies recognized by the NY Daily News
Jibon Technologies, a recent ELabNYC graduate, has developed patent-pending technology to stop post-partum hemorrhaging. The $1.50/unit Tampostat device is currently in testing in two hospitals in Bangladesh and has the potential to save thousands of preventable deaths during childbirth.

SBIR/STTR Application Assistance 
NYCEDC’s SBIR Impact NYC program assists applicants with SBIR/STTR proposal preparation.  The next Intro to SBIR/STTR and NIH Proposal Preparation Workshop will be conducted on September 30 at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP on 1375 Broadway. Register now!

Grants & Technical Assistance For Healthcare IT Companies
The Center for Advanced Information Management leverages Columbia University expertise to help NYS companies in healthcare IT/biomedical informatics, information systems, and biomedical imaging. It offers various services and activities to companies and has had an economic impact of almost $450 million in the last twelve years.

Upcoming Events

August 25
Life Science Technology Licensing
Harlem Biospace - 423 W 127th Street
August 25
NYC BIO Fireside Chat with serial entrepreneur Steve Blank
NYU Medical Center, Alumni Hall A
550 1st Avenue
August 29
Bourbon and Beakers – Monthly Harlem Biospace Happy Hour 
Harlem Biospace - 423 W 127th Street
September 2
Riverside Chats with Katherine Bowdish (VP of R&D at Sanofi)
New York Blood Center - 310 E. 67th Street 
Sept 8-9
15th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery
Hyatt Regency
2 Exchange Pl, Jersey City
September 11
NY BIO CSO Leadership Series: Judith Dunn, Roche Innovation Center
Alexandra Center for Life Science - NYC 
450 E 29th Street
September 15
FDA Applications in a Nutshell 
Harlem Biospace - 423 W 127th Street
Sept 15-16
MEDTECH 2014: Redefining Innovation in the Face of Healthcare Reform
Albany, NY
September 18
NY BIO – Patient Centric Clinical Trials
Medidata Solutions Inc
350 Hudson Street
September 22
NY BIO - Bioscience & StartUp NY 10 Year Tax Credit
Event Location: TBD
September 30
Intro to SBIR/STTR and NIH Proposal Preparation Workshop - Lisa Kurek
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP - 1375 Broadway
October 7
NY BIO CEO Breakfast Club: Ron Cohen, MD
The Lambs Club, NYC
October 15
NY BIO CSO Leadership Series: Tony Coyle, VP & CSO, Pfizer
Moses & Singer – the Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Avenue
November 5
NY BIO Finance Symposium: Who Needs a Biotech VC, Anyway?
New York Genome Center
101 Avenue of the Americas

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