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McGovern Center bioscience incubator admits Repairogen, skin-repair startup based on Cornell discovery

Repairogen, a startup developing a "cosmeceutical cream" aimed at reversing skin damage from UV exposure of the kind that leads to skin cancer, has been admitted as the newest tenant/client at the McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences, a bioscience incubator at the unviersity's main campus in Ithaca. The technology was licensed from Cornell, based on protein discoveries made by Prof. Pengbo Zhou at Cornell's Weill Medical College in New York City. Repairogen is venture-capital-backed. For more information, please see the university news release. The McGovern Center is hosting and sponsoring our upcoming annual meeting. 

Latest START-UP NY approvals again include incubator locations

The latest group of companies approved for the state's tax-free START-UP NY program once again include several firms collocating with our member incubators, several of them inward recruits to the state:

  • The Advanced Biotechnology Incubator at SUNY Downstate will host ItechUSA, Inc., which is developing electronic health systems.
  • High Tech Rochester's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center will host Temeda, LLC (dba eStork), a software platform connecting health providers to deals on medical supplies; FillShift, LLC, a platform to match shift workers with employer needs; and Dogways, Inc., developing software aimed at pet owners.
  • The Baird Research Park at University at Buffalo, which is anchored by the UB Technology Incubator, will host Geocove, Inc., a company moving from Florida, which provides GIS tools; and Natural Energy Systems, a Canadian company that converts organic waste to renewable fuel.
  • The Southern Tier High Technology Incubator, currently under development, will temporarily house two companies at the Binghamton University Engineering and Science building: Baceapp Corp., a firm moving from North Carolina, which is developing a software platform to connect commercial building owners to service suppliers; and LightSpin Technologies, Inc., moving from Maryland and Connecticut, which is developing high-performance components based on compound semiconductors. 

For more information and the complete list of approvals, see the news release from the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

Four LLC, a nutrition-technology company, joins BioInc@NYMC incubator as fourth tenant

Four LLC, a nutrition company developing products aimed at curbing food craving, joined the BioInc@NYMC incubator as its fourth tenant, according to a news release from incubator sponsor New York Medical College. 

Southern Tier Startup Alliance joins BIA/NYS

The Southern Tier Startup Alliance, a state-designated, university-affiliated Innovation Hot Spot including five of our member incubators, has taken a separate membership in BIA/NYS in its own right. The BIA/NYS members comprising the Southern Tier Startup Alliance are:

We thank all the members for their strong support. 

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