Akeso Therapeutics

Developing a curative therapy for metastatic or refractory/recurrent hematological cancers utilizing T-cells that have been genetically modified via the Sleeping Beauty transposon system (a leading non-viral vector for gene therapy) to express synthetic chimeric antigen receptor (CAR). This has shown promising clinical efficacy in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Founder: Xianzheng Zhou, Ph.D., M.D.

Affina Biotechnologies

Developing a first-in class treatment for late stage ovarian cancer using small hyper-interaction modulators (SHIMs) designed to repair function of mutant p53.

President and CSO: Alexander Vinitsky, Ph.D.


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Telemedicine platform to connect patients to their own doctors using a clinical HIPAA-compliant video communication solution.

Founder and CEO: Samant Virk, M.D.


MKM Ventures

Developing cold electrical plasma systems and therapeutics to treat and remove onychomychosis (toenail fungus). Providing targeted destruction of pathogens and abnormal tissue externally avoids damage to surrounding healthy tissue and internal organs.

Co-Founder and CEO: Marc Zemel, S.M., M.B.A.

MOE Medical Devices, LLC  
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Collaborative computational genomics research activities between Philips Healthcare, NYMC scientists and Westchester Medical Center. 


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Has developed a cardiac output monitor which improves patient care by providing members of the critical care team with a more accurate, easy-to-use, and affordable hemodynamic monitor that supports confident, data-based decisions.

Co-Founder and CEO: Marc Zemel, S.M., M.B.A.

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Advancing novel therapeutics for major unmet medical needs, particularly high-mortality cancers. Sapience’s lead candidate, ST-36, is a peptide-based drug that works as an inhibitor of activating transcription factor 5 (ATF5), which appears relevant to a number of different types of malignancies. ST-36 is designed to promote tumor cell death of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most severe and deadly form of brain cancer.

Founder, President, and CEO: Barry Kappel, Ph.D., M.B.A.


SHY Thereapeutics logo

Developing small molecules as anti-cancer therapeutics for unmet medical needs.

Founder and CEO: Yaron Hadari, Ph.D. 

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Developed Sweet Defeat, a mint-flavored lozenge that is clinically proven to reduce consumption of and desire for high-sugar foods. The lozenge contains five high-quality, plant-based ingredients, and dissolves on your tongue to help stop sugar cravings within seconds. Sweet Defeat is an effective, safe, and convenient remedy that helps break the sugar-craving cycle so people can make better, healthier food choices without the risks or hassles of traditional supplements, diet pills, or behavior modification programs.

Chief Scientific Officer: Cara Cesario, Ph.D.


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A digital health company that is developing technology that will empower anyone to measure their blood pressure with clinical accuracy by pressing a button on a smartphone or other mobile device. This technology will dramatically increase the ease and frequency of hypertension monitoring, leading to greater awareness and control of cardiovascular disease.

Founder and CEO: Marc Zemel, S.M., M.B.A.