Media Resources

Jackie Willmot, Founder and CEO of XLerateHealth, talking about XLerateHealth and capitalizing on the city’s expertise in healthcare while applying startup mindsets to it. 
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Navigating FDA: November 10, 2020

Navigating FDA:

Drug (and Biologic) Development Requirements

Device (and Diagnostic) Development Requirements

About the Event :

The basics of drug development are well known in many labs – but what happens when you have to shift from that general understanding to developing specific plans for your own project?  What’s most important to think about? Where do you find information? When do you engage with FDA or a regulatory professional?  During this talk you will learn how to find information to inform your specific development effort, and how to recognize when its time to call in the professionals. 

Many types of medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health products must be reviewed by the FDA Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH) before they hit the market. It can be daunting for innovators to determine which regulatory approach is applicable to their technology, and how to plan ahead for their interactions with FDA. In this webinar, an overview of the most common pre-market pathways will be provided, along with several key concepts. Attendees will gain a better understanding of where to start and where to find CDRH regulatory resources relevant for their own commercialization strategy.

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Drug Repurposing Course: November 19, 2020

Drug Repurposing Course:

  • Introduction to regulatory considerations for 505b2 application
  • Intellectual Property (IP) considerations for drug repurposing
  • Two mini case studies: new drug formulations vs new use

About the Event :


Thursday, November 19

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Via Zoom

Presented by Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D.

Director, Sterne Kessler's Biotechnology & Chemical Practice Group

Co-Chair, Diversity Committee at Sterne Kessler

LMG Life Sciences "Life Sciences Star" , 2016- present

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Regulatory Pathways for Phase I SBIR Companies

Regulatory Pathways for Phase I SBIR Companies.

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Tech Transfer 101 Series

Tech Transfer 101 is a 3-part webinar series for university administrators with a small or unestablished Technology Transfer Office (TTO) in the Southeast IDeA-Region (AR, KY, LA, MS, PR, SC, WV).  The series addresses best practices for accelerating tech transfer and commercialization without a fully resourced office.


Session #1:  Bare minimum services and recommended initiatives for building a successful Tech Transfer Program 

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Session #2:  Strategies for engaging with Faculty 

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Session #3:  Strategies for engaging companies with researchers and entrepreneurs 

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EnRICH Q&A Sessions

EnRICH is a human health-focused innovation harvesting and commercialization “pre-accelerator” program for faculty and student innovators at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We conducted two Q7A sessions to answer your questions. You can find the recordings of these sessions here.

Session 1


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Idea to Impact: The Translation and Commercialization of
Academic Research

Join Fast Forward Medical Innovation for a series of live, á la carte WEBINARS intended to educate and connect life science researchers and academic innovators interested in the commercialization of academic research.  The series will outline the significance and critical milestones of developing novel therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health innovations, as well as essential collaborations with industry partners to translate a research-based idea into a product of impact.  

UK OTC Series

Patent 101

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Pitching Your Research

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 Everything You Need to Know About  Agreements

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How Does OTC Market Technology? 

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Pitching Your Research 

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Translational Training for Life Science Innovators

The Translational Training Series for Life Science Innovators was developed to help train innovators regarding the unique commercialization aspects in the healthcare industry. For the first time, these videos are being delivered virtually!

There is a  library of videos to help you as you consider strategies to translate technologies out of your lab and into the marketplace.