The Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) offers funding and resources to academic investigators in order to foster technology development and accelerate translational research on device, diagnostic, and therapeutic technologies for the well-being of patients and society. B-BIC is currently focused on technologies aimed at improving patient care in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.
B-BIC provides funding for: studies aimed at technology development and translational research; regulatory, legal, and business development expertise; and entrepreneurial training.
B-BIC DRIVE grants provide up to $200,000 for direct costs, with significant involvement from the Center, to support milestone-based projects. DRIVE projects may take 18 - 24 months and are expected to include proof-of-value and validation studies for commercial translation of the technology.
B-BIC offers pilot grants up to $50,000 to support direct costs for one year. Pilot projects may include feasibility studies as well as experiments to test the reproducibility of hypothesis-driven research with a goal of developing the commercial value of the technology.
JANUARY, 2015: B-BIC announces its first two PILOT grant recipients:
Nikolay Vasilyev, M.D., Harvard Medical School Instructor of Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital, for development of an implantable intracardiac robotic device to increase right ventricular ejection fraction
Samuel Patz, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Associate Professor of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, for development of a portable, low field strength magnetic resonance device to help clinicians set appropriate ventilator pressure
AUGUST, 2014: B-BIC announces its first two DRIVE grant recipients:
Seemantini Nadkarni, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital for continued development of a low-cost, bed-side blood sensor
Jonathan Thon, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Joseph Italiano, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Associate Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for continued development of an in vitro platelet bioreactor.
Harvard OTD / SEAS - Commercializing Innovation - Medical Device Start-Ups: The Realities of FDA and $ – 01/29/15, 4:00-5:30PM @ Harvard SEAS.
The Process of Patent Application Examination at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Patent Examiner Gautam Prakash presents a seminar on the mechanics of the patent application examination process. Note: This event is repeated on consecutive evenings:
The Commercialization Apprenticeship Panel Series - Forming Cross Disciplinary Teams – March 19, 4:30-7:00PM.
This second offering of our panel series will explore the benefits for team members and their projects when engineers, clinicians, and investigators from various disciplines come together to identify and address clinical needs.
Medical Device Development (MDD) – May 7-8, 2015 (Application Opens: 01/30/15)
This two-day course will provide an introduction to medical device innovation, development, and translation. For more information please email Med_devices@catalyst.harvard.edu.
B-BIC Skills Development Center YouTube Channel launches to ring in New Year! Subscribe today to view videos from this past year’s panels and seminar portion of workshops, and receive updates when new material is added.
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