Biotech

Bioscience Park

Lights back on, finally, at Bioscience Park

Biotech firm Codagenix, a fixture at Stony Brook’s technology incubator for the past three years, is moving to the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park at SUNY Farmingdale to qualify for the state’s Start-Up NY program. (Additional reason for the move: Robert Coleman, the Codagenix COO, is an assistant professor of biology at Farmingdale.) Codagenix uses proprietary software to genetically re-code viruses, which are then synthesized from scratch as treatment candidates – one is a promising flu…


DepYMed CEO Andreas Grill

Clinical trials for DepYMed

A joint venture between biotech stalwart Ohr Pharmaceutical and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is taking the fight to breast cancer – though a revolutionary treatment may still be a half-decade away at least. Cold Spring Harbor-based DepYMed, which incorporated just 10 months ago, is eyeing the first clinical trials of an enzyme inhibitor the company is proffering as a potential breakthrough for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer – a cancer that causes uncontrolled amplification in…


Ryan, former Forest veep, named to CSHL post

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has added another major-league bat to its commercialization lineup. Charles Ryan, former senior vice president and chief intellectual property counsel at Forest Laboratories, is CSHL’s new general counsel, bringing a wealth of experience in patent law and partnering agreements to the cutting-edge R&D facility. “I’m very excited about this opportunity,” Ryan told Innovate-LI. “Long Island is an incredible place to do science and to do business, and there’s no place on…