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By Jesse Schwartz
Published: April 11th, 2018

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has hired life science business executive Andrew Whiteley to serve as vice president of business development and tech transfer. He’ll be taking over from veteran tech transfer exec Teri Willey, who led the office since 2013. She stepped down March 12 to oversee a new philanthropic venture fund based in Indiana.

In his new role, Whiteley will manage a team focused on supporting the commercialization of lab research, including tech licensing, start-up activity and industry partnerships. He says he is “proud” to be serving a tech transfer office that is “well equipped in licensing and optioning, sponsored research [and] intellectual property management.”

“As a global pioneer in biological research, CSHL is focused on bringing its discoveries to society through partners that provide expertise and resources to commercialize across industries ranging from biotech, pharmaceuticals, energy, agriculture and healthcare,” says Whiteley. He previously served as vice president for bioinformatics and sequencing at Amersham Life Sciences, CEO of three early stage biotech companies, and director of scientific and medical programs for the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Source: Innovate LI

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The University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison has named Andy Richards director of its Discovery to Product (D2P) program, which helps students, faculty and staff turn their innovations into products and companies. Richards had been serving as the program’s interim director, with a previous stint as UW-Madison’s vice chancellor for research and graduate education.

Launched in conjunction with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) in 2013, D2P has raised $2.4 million to invest in start-ups launched through the program. “D2P, with the expertise of its mentors and its connections across campus and in the community, is in a great position to help innovators at UW-Madison navigate a course [and] take calculated risks,” says Richards.

Source: Xconomy

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