ASBTDC Plans Webinars for Life-Sciences Ventures

December 13th, 2016 by Gwen Green

Beginning Feb. 7, a slate of live webinars hosted by ASBTDC will help life-sciences entrepreneurs and researchers explore commercialization options.

Four guest experts will lead the sessions.

The webinar schedule kicks off with Robert Vinson of the National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer introducing the federal funding programs. The following week, a Tuesday-Thursday “doubleheader” led by Dr. Lenka Fedorkova will go deeper into the NIH SBIR/STTR application process.

Dr. Nancy Gray, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences BioVentures director, will share best practices for university researchers looking to start their own spin-off companies.

Finally, Jeff Skiba, a professional medical device and business consultant, will lead a four-part series on navigating the Food and Drug Administration approval process.

All the webinars are free, but registration is required. To register or see the complete descriptions, click the links below.

An introduction to the agency’s SBIR/STTR opportunities and tips for success.

How university researchers can start their own spin-off companies and work effectively with their technology transfer offices.

Action Items for Prospective NIH SBIR/STTR Applicants (2-Part Series)
Fedorkova, CEO of bioPrime and former NIH SBIR/STTR program manager, will cover steps, resources, and tools prospective applicants can use to locate a research topic match and to develop a strong commercialization strategy.

FDA Approval Process (4-Part Series)
Skiba will identify the strategic steps to consider during new research and development to ensure a company’s processes effectively align with the Food and Drug Administration’s approved standards.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the training is made possible by a Federal and State (FAST) Partnership Program grant.

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