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Life Unit, developing strategies to combat biofilms implicated in drug resistance and CF, becomes newest tenant at CNYBAC

Life Unit LLC, a winner of a $25,000 matching grant for applied research from the Grants for Growth program of CenterStateCEO, will become the newest tenant/client of our member the Central New York Biotech Accelerator at SUNY Upstate. The matching grant supports a partnership between the startup and the Yan-Yeung Luk Lab at Syracuse University.

Life Unit is a privately held biotechnology company focused on the development of novel therapeutics and chemical agents for treating and controlling biofilms implicated in drug resistance, persistent infections, and health conditions including Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and chronic acne.

Re-Nuble, receiving incubation support from both Harlem Biospace and CEBIP, profiled at InnovateLI

Re-Nuble, a tenant/client of our member incubator Harlem Biospace, was profiled at InnovateLI because it is simultaneously receiving incubation support from the NYSERDA-supported Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) at Stony Brook University. According to the profile, Re-Nuble is converting food waste through anaerobic digestion into fertilizer designed specifically for hydroponic agriculture, providing a substitute for chemical fertilizers. Here is the Re-Nuble profile

CUNY Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship joins BIA/NYS

The CUNY Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, established as a focal point for faculty-driven entrepreneurship across the multicampus City University of New York system, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest member.

The incubator, situated in a modern office building on 125th Street in Harlem, is led by Dr. Zeev Dagan, formerly the provost of CUNY's nearby City College of New York and now executive director of entrepreneurship initiatives in the office of the CUNY vice chancellor for research.

For more information, see the university news release on the opening of the Hub. We warmly welcome the CUNY Hub to membership!