Bryan Costello of Costello Prosthetic Warmer's was one of the winners of a pitch session at the MedTech annual meeting in Buffalo. Additional CNYBAC clients also pitched in sessions - Joe Dickson of Pelitex as well as Sherod Harris and Trina Skeele of Simpler Links. Both Simpler Links and Costello Prosthetic Warmers are 2017 CNYBAC Medical Device Innovation Challenge participants while Pelitex is a CNYBAC client licensing space in one of our Collaboration Wet Labs. All received valuable feedback from judges and garnered a great deal of interest from the various entrepreneur attendees. We expect great things from these and our other company teams who are working to impact our regional economic climate with their biotech innovations.
We will be hosting the 2017 Medical Device Innovation Challenge Pitch Program on Monday, December 11 at CNY Biotech Accelerator, 9:00 - 11:30. If you would like to attend, there is no charge but we ask that you please RSVP to: email@example.com
Apollo Biomedical designs & develops wearable technology for collecting outpatient bio-mechanical data. Paired with an online modeling platform, physical therapists and physicians can compare their patients’ data against standardized models of healthy joint biomechanics. Apollo's mission is to improve physical therapy outcome rates using a data-centric approach that will (1) allow patients see measured continuous improvement (2) allow physicians to track outpatient compliance and (3) optimize physical therapy regimens prescriptions based on integration of large scale data.
Apollo traces its roots to Syracuse University’s bioengineering department, when the original founders designed the first proof-of-concept “KneeDoc” smart-sleeve product.
Apollo Biomedical is seeking to commercialize this product and continue R&D efforts on products of a similar nature by participation in the Syracuse University’s BlackStone Launchpad and the Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC).
"Medical Device Innovation Challenge participant Bryan Costello of Costello Prosthetic Warmers, meets with the staff and students at the Human Mobility Research Center at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario to discuss a possible student prototype development project.
Upstate Medical University/CNYBAC and Queen's University have been working on several collaborative initiatives throughout this past year to include a new soft landing program for startups."
Dr. Allison DeAlton Oakes, with the Chestnut Revitalization Project located at the CNY BAC, received this years "STEM Woman of the Year" award for her expertise in genetically engineered horticulture that helps solve problems associated with the environment. She is also a champion of promoting her projects through community outreach and involvement with schools/students. On April 14th of this year, Dr. Oakes presented "The Return of the American Chestnut" to 70 City of Syracuse High school students. The presentation was held in the "Theater in the Mind". After the presentation a tour was provided and highlighted the "Chestnut Restoration's Growth Chambers and culminated with a hands on "Make your own Terrarium". This years STEM awards were held on June 7, 2017 at LeMoyne College - James Commons and the Woman of the Year award is sponsored by AT&T.
CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Oakes!
The "Upstate MIND PODS"
There are 4 pods each with 3 desks/storage/WiFi/Electric. Pods can be rented in whole or per desk area and are available to rent daily or for a short-term period. Moveable privacy scrims can be printed with company/organization logo.
If interested please e-mail: CNYBAC@upstate.edu