Chris Czura

The people have spoken: It’s 3D-printed tissue

With nearly half-a-million votes cast, Northwell Health is ready to declare a 3D bioprinting project the winner of its $100,000 Medical Innovation Contest. The month-long multimedia contest, featuring television commercials and online voting, asked the public to choose from three healthcare innovations developed by Northwell researchers and physicians, with the winner receiving the six-figure stipend to bolster commercialization efforts. Northwell Health President and CEO Michael Dowling on Monday presented the winner’s share to Lee Smith,…


Feinstein launching Neural Tourniquet as newco

By GREGORY ZELLER // Meet Sanguistat, the corporate face of the latest technology spinning out of Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. For now, Sanguistat is not an Inc. or LLC. But it does have co-founders – Feinstein vice president Christopher Czura, who will be the new company’s chief scientific officer, and Jared Huston, a medical doctor and Feinstein researcher who will serve as chief medical officer. Czura and Huston are also listed as…


Healthy interest at Cap Alliance pitch event

By GREGORY ZELLER // Lightning-round business pitches before an audience of potential investors have become the norm. What impressed Dave Calone on Friday was who was listening. Calone, president and CEO of Setauket VC firm Jove Equity Partners, was the keynote speaker at the Long Island Capital Alliance’s Healthcare Capital Forum, a startup-meets-financier networker held at Melville’s RXR Corporate Center. As a cofounder of the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund, Calone has long enjoyed a…


The Debrief: Chris Czura has the pulse of the future

Healthcare and data-driven tech are the cornerstones of the innovation economy, making the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the R&D wing of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the public face of Long Island’s best economic hope. More than that, it’s a hotbed of really cool science – and none cooler than the “neural tourniquet,” a nerve-stimulation device that promises to change how doctors staunch blood loss in the field and the operating room. As the…