SFB Business Plan Competition *BTI*

Timeslot: Friday, April 5, 2019 - 1:45pm to 3:45pm
Track: Industry
Room: Skagit 4/5


Students and post docs: Medical technology requires more than just laboratory results to become a reality. Do you believe that your biomaterials-based research innovation has the potential to succeed in the medical device industry? Put your skills to the test in this unique session designed to challenge you to consider the commercialization aspects of your research. Individuals and groups (your choice) will be judged by experts from investing, industry, regulatory, and academia on the strength of their commercialization plans. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams, including audience’s choice. To participate, submit an abstract that contains your Executive Summary, including information on your technology, the market, and the commercialization strategy. Those selected will give a 10 minute pitch followed by Q&A “Shark Tank” style from judges and audience. Visit biomaterials.org to download complete instructions on how to submit your abstract.


Abstracts will be available for download on April 3, 2019.

  • 1:45:00 PM Introduction, Eric Sussman, PhD, Mark Van Dyke

  • 2:00:00 PM 421. SAPHTx: Injectable Hydrogel for Treating Neovascular Ocular Diseases, B. Sarkar*, P. Nguyen, Z. Siddiqui, V. Kumar; New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

  • 2:15:00 PM 422. Evoke Medical, LLC: PiezoNail -- Stimulating a Pathway to Better Fracture Healing, Z. Pessia*(1), C. Cunningham(2), E. Krech(2), E. Friis(1,2,3); (1)University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA, (2)KU, Lawrence, KS, USA, (3)Evoke Medical, LLC, Lawrence, KS, USA

  • 2:30:00 PM 423. HumeurVitrée : Revolutionizing Retinal Detachment Surgery, F. Lasowski*, B. Muirhead, H. Sheardown; McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

  • 2:45:00 PM 424. B-CULTURE, R. Canadas, J. M. Oliveira, A. P. Marques, R.L. Reis., 3B's Research Group, University of Minho, PORTUGAL

  • 3:00:00 PM Q&A

  • 3:15:00 PM VOTING