Oct 7 First Friday Bioscience – Getting to the Founding Vision: the journey to identify a strategic application…

Full Title: : Getting to the Founding Vision: the journey to identify a strategic application for a platform technology start-up that maximizes value and attracts financing.

Speaker: Bernadette C. Fendrock (Bonnie), Co-founder and CEO of Cyta Therapeutics Inc.

Host: Safety Partners

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Great technology is not enough to lead to a successful development. Technologies need to be translated into a solution that can solve the most intractable problems. What I call the “founding vision.” The next step is to build a plan with the most capable people to guide the development that identifies the resources and the time necessary to realize the vision. The most important questions are, can this vision create enough value to compensate everyone along the way, and can it be demonstrated. If not, reimagine the founding vision and build a new plan. Rinse and repeat, until you are ready to enter the scrum of the capital markets.


Office of McLane Middleton Professional Assoc.
300 TradeCenter128, 7th Floor
Woburn MA USA

Date and Time

Begins: 10/07/2016 12:30 PM
Ends: 10/07/2016 02:00 PM


Bernadette C. Fendrock (Bonnie), Co-founder and CEO of Cyta Therapeutics Inc.

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Bernadette C. Fendrock (Bonnie) is a life sciences executive and entrepreneur who has track record of building new businesses including start-ups and units within established organizations, fund raising, strategy and business development. Prior to Cyta Therapeutics, Ms Fendrock co-founded Hepregen, which was acquired by Ascendence Biotechnology, Inc.. Before Hepregen, Ms. Fendrock was Vice President at Genzyme Corporation working in Corporate Development, where she was responsible for the commercial planning and market launch strategies, and held management positions at Somatix, Inc. and Genetics Institute. . In 2012, Ms. Fendrock was honored along with other innovation leaders as one of the Mass High Tech ‘Women to Watch’.

Ms. Fendrock is a Director, Executive Women Series (EWS), for the Boston Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) and has been an active volunteer mentor to entrepreneurs through several programs including The Deshpande Center at MIT, MassConnect at MassBio and MassChallenge.

Ms. Fendrock holds a B.A. degree with a major in Molecular Biology from Wellesley College, a S.M. degree from MIT in Interdisciplinary Science, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.



Cyta Therapeutics (Cyta) is a next generation nanomedicines company based on novel chemistry developed in the laboratory of Professor Thayumanavan at UMass, Amherst, Cyta is commercializing a class of novel polymer-based nanogels, called IntelliGels, to address a spectrum of liver diseases which lack effective treatments and which will benefit from liver regeneration and cyto-protection (to reduce inflammation). Cyta has an exclusive option to license seven patent applications from UMass, Amherst and has filed its own IP.


Registration, networking and lunch start at 12:30; Program
begins at 1 p.m.

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LaunchWorks Manufacturing Lab is a team of experienced, knowledgeable contract manufacturing experts who know how to turn complex life science ideas into a quality product. Our 3-step Idea Realization process identifies potential roadblocks upfront so actual manufacturing is easier to manage, measure, more reliable and on time. Our project management extends to supply chain management, manufacturing and distribution. This includes raw material procurement, custom formulation, kit assembly, custom packaging/labeling, warehousing, hazardous material handling/specification and shipping. We handle every step to ensure the highest quality product and presentation.

To learn more, visit the website at www.launchworksml.com

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