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Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series - February 2013

New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Buffalo, United States

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February 2013 Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series

 

A Grandfather's Journey: The Tonus Story

 

One family’s experience drives progress in bringing new therapeutics for muscular dystrophy to the market

 

Jeff Harvey,  CFO of UB spin-off company Tonus Therapeutics, discusses his personal journey to find new ways of treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy after his grandson’s diagnosis. Jeff will discuss how his search led to a  breakthrough collaboration with UB researchers and how Tonus is working toward commercialization of new treatment options.

 Dr. Fred Sachs will discuss the science of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, including an overview of GsMTx4 and its application to the disease.

 

                                                         

 

Jeff Harvey (left) and Fred Sachs, PhD (right) founded Tonus (formerly Rose Therapeutics)  in 2009 to develop a drug, first discovered in the venom of a spider,  to treat Duchenne
muscular dystrophy. Jeff is a former finance executive and investment specialist. Dr. Sachs is a member of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at UB.
 

 

 

 

Parking

A limited number of metered parking spaces are available adjacent to the NYS Center of Excellence on Ellicott or Virginia Streets.

Ample parking space will be available at the Allpro lot on the corner of Goodell and Ellicott across from the Center of Excellence.

 

Directions

Mapquest: New York State Center of Excellence In Bioinformatics & Life Sciences 

From the West:
Take the I-90 East (New York State Thruway) to exit 53: I-190 North towards Downtown Buffalo/Niagara Falls. Go through the Toll Barriers and continue on I-190 North for 5 miles. Take the Elm Street exit and proceed straight down Elm. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be straight ahead. Elm ends at Goodell Street. Turn left on to Goodell Street. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

From the East:
Take the I-90 West (New York State Thruway) past the Williamsville Toll Barriers. Stay on the I-90 West and shortly thereafter take exit 51W (Route 33 West towards Buffalo). Continue on Route 33 West (Kensington Expressway) for 7 miles. Note the sign for the "Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus" and exit at the Locust Street exit, proceeding straight. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be on your right. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

From the Buffalo Niagara Airport:
Exit the airport following the signs leading to Route 33 West towards Buffalo. Route 33 (Kensington Expressway) begins at the West Gate of the Buffalo Niagara Airport. Take Route 33 West (Kensington Expressway) for 8 miles. Note the sign for the "Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus" and exit at the Locust Street exit, proceeding straight. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be on your right. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

From Route 33 West (Kensington Expressway) 
Exit at the Locust Street exit, proceeding straight. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be on your right. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

From I-190 North/I-190 South 
Exit at the Elm Street exit and proceed straight down Elm. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be straight ahead. Elm ends at Goodell Street. Turn left onto Goodell Street. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

From the Skyway 
Take the first exit to I-190 South and exit immediately at Elm Street. Proceed to Goodell Street. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be straight ahead. Elm ends at Goodell. Turn left on to Goodell Street. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

Public Transportation 
Metro Rail and Metro Bus Service provided by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority can be accessed from the campus. For Metro Rail service, use the Allen/Hospital Station at Main and Allen streets. Go one half block on Main Street to Carlton Street and turn left onto Carlton.Use Metro Bus routes along Main Street. For information on schedules and fares, contact the NFTA at (716) 855-7211 

Have questions about Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series - February 2013? Contact New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

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701 Ellicott Street
2nd Floor
Buffalo, 14203

Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)


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New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

The NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS)  is a hub for life sciences innovation and technology-based economic development. Leveraging our resources, we drive scientific discovery, facilitate collaboration among academia, industry and the public sector. We help companies get the funding they need to thrive, scientists gain access to world-class facilities and create employment and investment opportunities that improve human health.          

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