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June 12 @ 12:00 PM 5:00 PM

Reserve the afternoon of June 12, 2019 for the third annual Technology Showcase! The 2019 Technology Showcase will again highlight technologies being developed at the NCI and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) to encourage startup company formation, technology licensing and collaborations.


  • Half-day event
  • Hear from NCI and FNLCR inventors about technologies primed for technology commercialization and/or collaboration; great opportunity for regional companies and biotech stakeholders.
  • Panel sessions focused on technology commercialization
  • Poster session highlighting additional NCI technologies for collaborative development and/or licensing presented by the NCI Technology Transfer Ambassadors Program 
  • Networking, including event following the Tech Showcase


Richard Bendis, President and CEO of BioHealth Innovation

Rich Bendis , President and CEO of BioHealth Innovation, Inc.
Mr. Bendis is the Founder, President and CEO of BioHealth Innovation, Inc. He is an entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, investment banker, innovation and technology-based economic development leader, international speaker and consultant in the technology and healthcare industries. He currently serves as the founding President and CEO of Innovation America (IA), a national public-private partnership focused on accelerating the growth of innovation economy in America. As one of the most recognized experts in the field of innovation economy, Mr. Bendis has served on numerous distinguished boards and task forces including the White House U.S. Innovation Partnership Advisory Task Force, the Small Business Innovation Research Committee, the National Association of State Venture Funds board; State Science and Technology Institute, and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Institute as a national/regional Judge and Entrepreneur of the Year winner.


The 2019 event agenda includes the addition of two sets of technology commercialization-focused panels.

Panel Session One:The following panels will be offered concurrently. Attendee selects one.
“Making your company attractive to equity investors”​Confirmed presenters:
Phillip Jung , Associate Maryland Venture Fund
Matthew Miessau, Analyst, Epiderex Capital
“Partnering with the NCI and FNL to benefit your pipeline and your bottom-line”Confirmed presenters:
Vladimir Popov, Ph.D., Director, Partnership Development Office at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research              
Thomas Stackhouse, Ph.D., Director, NCI Technology Transfer Center 
Panel Session Two:The following panels will be offered concurrently. Attendee selects one.
“Non-dilutive sources of funding for commercializing technology”  Confirmed presenters:
Christie Canaria, Ph.D., Program Director, NIH/NCI/SBIR Development Center
Barry Datlof, M.B.A., Chief, Business Development and Commercialization, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Javeed Froozan, VP, Research Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
​”Leveraging startup accelerators for technology licensing and commercialization”Confirmed presenters:
Kathie Callahan Brady, President and CEO, Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI)


Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Noon – 5:00 PM (post-showcase networking event to follow)
FNLCR Advanced Technology Research Facility
8560 Progress Drive
Frederick, MD 21702

Stay Tuned:

  • Featured technologies and inventors
  • Additional presenters for technology commercialization panels (to be posted as they are confirmed)
  • Event agenda
  • Registration details
Event Co-Sponsors:

NCI Technology Transfer Center; Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer ResearchFrederick County Office of Economic Development ; City of Frederick Department of Economic Development ; TEDCO 

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