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.
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. l Full Story
TEDMED@MassBio, September 12, 11:00am - 1:00pm. Watch TED Talks addressing the most interesting and innovative medical and scientific topics of today, and hear about visions for the future. Click here for more information and to register.
UC CAI Skills Development Webinar on Technology Commercialization - September 11, 2014. 12-1 p.m. Pacific time. Registration is free but space for the webinar is limited to the first 100 participants. Register for the webinar
Brigham Innovation Hub Hackathon- September 12, 3:00 pm ; September 13, 8:00 am, and September 14, 8:00 am. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cabot Atrium, 45 Francis Street, Boston MA. Visit the iHub website to learn more and apply to participate.
The B-BIC Skills Development Center Kick-Off Event: The Commercialization Apprenticeship - September 18th 2014, 4:30-6:30 PM. This will be a faculty-led panel discussion on essential skills and support for the commercialization of innovative technologies. Armenise Amphitheater, Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Click here to REGISTER
Driving Discoveries through Partners HealthCare Innovation, October 2, 2014, 12:00-2:00PM (11:15 registration), Constant Contact InnoLoft, 1601 Trapelo Road, 1st Floor. $50 SBANE members, $75 Non-members. Click here for more information and to register.
Public Workshop. Additive Manufacturing of Medical Devices: An Interactive Discussion on the Technical Considerations of 3-D Printing. October 8-9, 2014. Provide a forum for FDA, medical device manufacturers, additive manufacturing companies, and academia to discuss technical challenges and solutions of 3-D printing. [FR Notice] . Click here for the agenda. Registration is free, and attendance can be virtual. Click here to register.
Medical Device Development October 28-29, 2014 – applications due September 16, 2014 - Do you have an idea for a medical device, thoughts on how to improve a current device, or need insight on how to move forward with your idea? This two-day course will cover the process of identifying novel technologies, navigating intellectual property and regulatory considerations, and planning and executing pre-clinical and clinical studies through licensing and commercialization. Click here for more information