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AACR 2018

April 17, 2018 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Room W192 - McCormick Place West (Level 1)
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616

AACR Annual Meeting

April 14 - 18, 2018

McCormick Place North/South

Chicago, IL


NCI SBIR program staff will be available at the "Small Business Funding" kiosk within the National Cancer Institute booth (#1400)


NCI SBIR Panel Session

  • Translating Cancer Technologies from Lab to Market - Success Stories from the NCI SBIR Program
    • April 17, 2018, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
    • Room W192, McCormick Place West (Level 1)
    • Moderator: Michael Weingarten, Director, NCI SBIR Development Center
    • Panelists:
      • Joshua Allen, Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Oncoceutics
      • Suzanne Babcock, Executive Chairman and CEO, CivaTech Oncology
      • Beatrice Langton-Webster, CEO and Director, Cancer Targeted Technology
  • Session information:
    • In alignment with the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel’s recommendations, the NCI Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center is committed to fostering the development of new cancer technologies. The NCI SBIR Development Center provides funding, mentoring, and networking assistance for next-generation cancer technologies. These resources are powering innovation in the fight against cancer. This session is appropriate for researchers working on innovative technologies and early/established entrepreneurs in the biotech research space. Following an overview of the resources and services provided by the NCI SBIR Development Center, leaders from three NCI awardee companies will present the story of how NCI enabled their technology translation from the lab towards the market. A dedicated Q&A session will be moderated to explore the process of commercializing novel technologies to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer and the role of NCI as an innovation engine for next-generation cancer technologies. This panel session highlights the NCI SBIR program and three awardees that have benefitted from the Development Center’s support.


NCI SBIR Meet-the-Expert Sessions

  • Christie Canaria, PhD & Kory Hallett, PhD
    • Encouraging Women & Minority Entrepreneurs through NCI Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Funding
    • Monday, April 16, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Jonathan Franca-Koh, PhD, MBA
    • Developing Competitive Applications for Small Businesses
    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Ashim Subedee, PhD
    • Leveraging NCI SBIR/STTR to commercialize your technology
    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Ming Zhao, PhD
    • NCI Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Funding Opportunities
    • Monday, April 16, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM