BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sangtae Kim, PhD, Distinguished Professor
of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, will visit Western
New York on Nov. 14 for a special presentation on the newest
approaches to commercializing research discoveries.
The lecture will be hosted from 4-5 p.m. that day by the
University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence
in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
The presentation, titled “Discovery to Delivery: the Role
of Eulerian and Lagrangian Incentives in Translational
Research,” will use case studies in medical devices and
pharmaceuticals to demonstrate how incentives can be improved to
support technology transfer. UB Provost Charles F. Zukoski will
provide introductory remarks.
“For a region like Western New York, where our academic
and research resources are plentiful and expanding, translational
research is a key component to growing our economy,” said
Marnie LaVigne, PhD, associate vice president for economic
development at UB. “We’re honored to host Dr. Kim for
this important discussion on how universities can continue to
encourage the movement of new innovation from the lab to the
Kim is a recipient of the 2013 Ho-Am Engineering Prize from
South Korea, the highest engineering research award issued by the
nation, and is the founder and chairman of Pro WD Sciences Inc., a
Wisconsin drug discovery and drug development company.
He is formerly the executive director of the Morgridge Institute
for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a biomedical
research institute founded thanks to philanthropic support from
former Cisco Systems chairman and CEO, John Morgridge. Kim served
as inaugural director of the National Science Foundation's Shared
Cyberinfrastructure Division from 2004-05. His past experience also
includes work with Eli Lilly and Co. in Indianapolis, Pfizer Inc.
and Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research.
The lecture is open to the public. To register for
“Discovery to Delivery,” visit sangtaekim.eventbrite.com
or UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics
and Life Sciences at www.bioinformatics.buffalo.edu.
The lecture is part of the center’s Life Sciences
Commercialization Lecture Series, which covers monthly topics
related to commercializing products and services and growing
Western New York’s high-tech economy.
The mission of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in
Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is to foster economic development
by connecting university resources with life sciences and high-tech
industry through funding, research and development support,
programming and education, with the goal of helping companies find
business solutions, accelerate new ideas and grow. This
technology-based economic development mission is complemented by
the center’s efforts to support the advancement of new
discoveries in science that seek better ways of preventing and
managing disease and improving