Upcoming Events

Bench to Bedside Part II: Accelerating the Medical Innovation Conversation 

Wednesday September 6th, 2017 6-8pm

CUNY Advanced Science Research Center // 85 Saint Nicholas Terrace New York, NY 10031

New York City wants to establish itself as the next hub of biotechnology.  We have the funding, scientific intellect and thanks to recent initiatives will have the lab space we are desperately missing to compete with Boston and San Francisco. But there’s another piece of the puzzle involved –  amplifying the work done in the medical innovation field and supporting medtech companies in New York City. 

Hosted by the CCNY Master’s in Translational Medicine ProgramCUNY Advanced Science Research Center NanoFabFutureWorks NYC and CUNY Biotech, as a member of GRO-Biotech, join our panel of inventors and innovators for a discussion highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with building medical device technology companies, who in New York City is doing this type of innovative work and why we should be focusing on bringing medical device technology into the conversation around accelerating biotechnology in New York City.

The panel will be held in the ASRC Auditorium with a reception to follow. 

This event is FREE but we kindly ask that you RSVP here.


  • Yael El-Mandel Portnoy, PhD: Founder & CEO, Cardea Sciences
  • Jahan Ali, PhD: Founder, Octane Ventures
  • Andrea Westervelt MS: Founder, Term Affirm
  • Adam Wollowick, MD/MBA: Senior Director of Business Development, Stryker


6-7pm Panel Discussion

7-8 Networking and Reception

Tours of the NanoFab Facility to be offered during the Reception