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2018 Technology Showcase

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Event Overview:

The second annual Technology Showcase scheduled for June 13, 2018 is expanded to a full-day event and will again showcase technologies being developed at the NCI and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) to encourage startup company formation, technology licensing, and collaborations. The 2018 event will bring together technology development stakeholders from across the region, and includes several networking opportunities. Register for the free event today!

Date and Location:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM (subject to change, includes post-showcase networking event)
FNLCR Advanced Technology Research Facility
8560 Progress Drive
Frederick, MD 21702

Who Should Attend:

  • Life-science / healthcare companies
  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • Technology scouts looking to commercialize technologies
  • Professional services firms
  • Educators
  • All interested stakeholders

Why Attend?:

  • Hear NCI Director, Dr. Norman "Ned" Sharpless discuss “Innovation and Commercialization: How NCI Collaborations with Industry Benefit Patients" – Keynote presentation
  • Learn about exciting NCI and FNLCR technologies available for licensing and partnering
  • Hear about NIH as a technology development partner from leaders from MedImmune, MiRecule, Inc. and Veralox Therapeutics, LLC – successful biotechnology innovators who will participate in a moderated panel discussion
  • Learn how to license from and collaborate with NCI and FNLCR 
  • Network with regional biotechnology stakeholders, and engage innovators and technology ambassadors at interactive poster sessions
  • Learn how to access resources available at the FNLCR

Presenters and Featured Technologies (as of May 24):

Agenda (subject to change):

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Check-in / Registration  

8:30 – 8:45 AM

Welcome and Introduction
Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D.,
President of Leidos Biomedical Research and Laboratory Director of the FNLCR

Jan H. Gardner, County Executive, Frederick County, Maryland

8:45 – 9:15 AM

Keynote: Dr. Ned Sharpless, NCI Director – “Innovation and Commercialization: How NCI Collaborations with Industry Benefit Patients”​

9:15 – 9:30 AM

NCI Technology Transfer Center Overview Michael Salgaller, Ph.D., Invention Development and Marketing Supervisor, NCI TTC

9:30 – 10:45 AM

Technology Session One (Series of five presentations from NCI Inventors)

10:45 – 11:00 AM  

Break and Poster Session

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Technology Session Two (Series of five presentations from NCI Inventors)

12:15 – 12:30 PM

Technology Ambassador Poster Pitches    

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch / Networking / Poster Session

1:30 – 2:15 PM

Success Story Roundtable
Tom Stackhouse, Ph.D., NCI TTC Associate Director – moderator

  • Jon Kiburz, JD, MBA, Director, Partnering & Strategy – MedImmune  
  • Anthony D. Saleh, Ph.D., CEO – miRecule, Inc.  
  • Jeff Strovel, Ph.D., President and CEO – Veralox Therapeutics, LLC
2:15 – 3:30 PM

Technology Session Three (Series of five presentations from NCI Inventors)

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Break and Poster Session

3:45 – 4:45 PM

Technology Session Four (Series of 4 -5 presentations from FNLCR Inventors)

4:45 – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks  

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Networking Event (adjacent to ATRF)



Thursday, May 24, 2018