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BioAccelerate NYC Prize

September 14, 2011

CUNY’s Technology Commercialization Office is encouraging biotech researchers to apply for the New York City Investment Fund (NYCIF) BioAccelerate NYC Prize. This competition will provide up to $250,000 in the form of a grant for biomedical translational research related to therapeutics, devices, and diagnostics that can direct clinical care. Proposals should be for research that is more advanced than what an academic institution or the NIH would fund, but too preliminary to generate interest from venture capital or commercial sectors.

The TCO’s submission in 2010 resulted in a $250,000 prize awarded to Dr. Zaghloul Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at the College of Staten Island, for his new and very promising electrostimulation treatment that has successfully reversed paralysis and returned mobility to disabled patients.

For further information on this year’s prize please contact Technology and Commercialization Office Director Jake Maslow at or 646-758-7910.