Cornell University

As part of the university's commitment to economic development and outreach, CTL hosts a variety of events to create connections between the Cornell campuses, industry members, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Seminar & Social Hour™ Exploring Startup Potential
April 19, 2016 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Belfer Research Building, Sixth Floor Lounge, 413 E. 69th St., New York, NY


Open to: Weill Cornell Medicine faculty, students, staff, Cornell alumni and the New York City community.


Attendees participated in an engaging evening featuring presentations from two Weill Cornell Medicine inventors, Erik Alexander Zavrel and Dr. Benedict Law.

Erik Alexander Zavrel, Graduate Student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, discussed a device and method for exercise of the Genioglossus (GG) for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The tongue training device can be used by OSA patients to mitigate symptoms.

Benedict Law, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in Radiology, presented a self-assembling peptide based drug delivery platform. The technology can be employed to deliver therapeutics with high specificity and can facilitate delivery of precise drug combination ratios to target sites.

CTL is exploring the commercial potential of these two technologies. Attendees were invited to participate in the discussion and provide feedback.

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks were served.

To view photos of the event please click here.