Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day: Translational Biomedical Opportunities for Campus, Company & Clinical Collaborations

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day: Translational Biomedical Opportunities for Campus, Company & Clinical Collaborations
Location: Massachusetts Room, Mullins Center, UMass Amherst 
Date/Time: March 4, 2011, 8:30am to 4:15pm

This one-day program was for entrepreneurs and company, clinical and academic researchers. It provided participants with:

  • An overview of translational biomedical research and specific information about the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and other resources.
  • Information for researchers, entrepreneurs and companies that will help them identify and pursue SBIR and other funding.
  • Interactive project presentations and networking (projects from company and academic researchers to encourage two-way knowledge exchange and formation of special interest networking).
  • Information about and connections to a variety of Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Programs and university resources.
  • Follow up to encourage the development of industry-university collaborations through SBIR STTR projects or other mechanisms.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Ali Andalibi, PhD, National Cancer Institute, Program Director, SBIR Development Center
  • Stephanie A. McElhinny, PhD, Biochemistry Program Manager, Life Sciences Division, U.S. Army Research Office
  • John L. Sullivan, MD, Vice Provost for Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD, President and CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Company, clinical and academic researchers, as well as entrepreneurs, were invited to propose five-minute presentations (three slides) to highlight technology with translational potential and describe opportunities for collaboration.

Here are all the presentations from March 4th:

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Translational Biomedical Research and UMass Center for Clinical & Translational Science
U.S. Army Life Sciences
Microtest Laboratories, Inc
Therapeutic Systems
Biomaterials Research
BioInspired Materials
Biomimetic Surfaces
Origin Antimicrobials
Children's Tumor Foundation
University-Industry Collaboration

Learn about these Massachusetts-based resources:

  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
  • Isenberg Program for the Integration of Management, Engineering & Science
    University of Massachusetts Amherst



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