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Successful upstate companies to share their stories at Lab-to-Market Conference

October 09, 2008

Jaclyn D. Grosso
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Jaclyn D. Grosso

This year's Lab-to-Market Conference, "Commercializing University Inventions: Case Studies," will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Welch Allyn Lodge in Skaneateles, N.Y. CEOs of six upstate New York early-stage companies will present the ways in which they have met the technical, market, financial, transactional and intellectual property challenges involved in establishing a successful company. The conference is sponsored by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) and the New York State Science & Technology Law Center.

The companies and their CEOs are Kinex Pharmaceuticals LLC, Allen Barnett.; e2e Materials LLC, Patrick J. Govang; Lumetrics Inc., John Hart; SiMPore Inc., Rick Richmond; Starfire Systems, Richard Saburro; and Mezmeriz Inc., Brad Treat. The keynote address will be given by Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester and a renowned authority on the commercialization of new technologies.

Registration is open and is available online at There is no fee for this event, but space is limited and registration will be on a first-to-register basis.

The Lab-to-Market Series creates awareness and further understanding about the legal issues surrounding technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. Founded by Ted Hagelin, professor at Syracuse University College of Law, the organization began the series with a grant from NYSTAR), which also funds the New York State Science & Technology Law Center at Syracuse University College of Law to assist and provide information to New York state's research centers. These centers include Centers for Advanced Technology, Strategically Targeted Academic Research Centers, Advanced Research Centers, Centers of Excellence and Generating Employment Through New York Science Centers.

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