If you're affiliated with a New York City-based university or research institute (or have a collaborator who is), heads up: Stephen Albainy-Jenei at Patent Baristas has a post about the opportunity to win $250,000 in funding through the BioAccelerate NYC Prize competition. Funded with up to $1.25 million, the program aims to boost commercialization of the biomedical research conducted in New York.

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