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NYC MedTech Program

in partnership with
the American Technion Society

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

SUNY Global Center
116 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Corporate Presenter

SFA Therapeutics, Inc is a biotech developing microbiome-derived small-molecule drugs to modulate the immune system, to treat chronic inflammation and cancer. They have an oral drug, SFA002, in a phase 1b clinical trial in mild-moderate psoriasis; and a second drug, SFA001, which has received Orphan Drug Designation from the FDA for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer).

Dr. Ira C. Spector, CEO and Co-founder, will be presenting, along with

Dr. Alla Arzumanyan, Chief Development Officer.

Guest Speaker

Ed Randall from WFAN radio and founder of Fans4the Cure

Fans for the Cure is committed to reversing national trends by increasing the number of men who undergo PSA screenings for prostate cancer and reducing the number of men who are being diagnosed with later-stage variants of the disease.

Keynote Speaker

“Lethal Sequences”
Prof. Noam Adir

The Bertha Hertz-Axel Chair in Chemistry
Schulich Faculty of Chemistry

Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Technion’s research group is involved with stress related proteins, enzymes, development of novel anti-microbial compounds and homology-based modeling of medically important proteins.


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Tova Kantrowitz is the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Outreach, to learn more about the Technion and ATS go to ATS.Org or write to

Ed Randall hosts a weekly Saturday morning show (Remember When) with former Red Sox star Rico Petrocelli on Sirius/XM’s MLB Network, as well as Sunday morning’s Ed Randall’s Talking Baseball on New York’s WFAN, where he just began his 15th season on the only talk show in New York City radio that is dedicated solely to baseball.


“Implantable Nanosensor for Early-Stage Detection of Ovarian Cancer”
Zvi Yaari, PhD

Dr. Zvi Yaari is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel A. Heller. Dr. Yaari received his B.Sc., M.Sc and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.


“Quantified Biology – Tailored Bio-image Analysis Software”
Shahar Barbash,PhD

CEO and founder of Quantified Biology:
Startup Postdoc in the Runway program at the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute.
Visiting fellow at Thomas P. Sakmar’s lab at the Rockefeller University.


If you have any companies that have that special something, we are starting to put the fall/winter schedule and always interested in seeing what is new and exciting.

We look forward to seeing you on the evening of March 5th!

John Lieberman

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About NYC MedTech
NYC MedTech is a professional platform that assists many different collaborators in the life science, biotech, device and pharma industries to achieve successful outcomes.This unique program not only brings together companies and investors but all people who are involved in these industries, from reporters, scientists, academia, trade organizations, to international partners et. al.

John Lieberman CPA/PFS is the founder of NYC MedTech and Managing Director of Perelson Weiner LLP. During his career of over twenty five years in public accounting, he has been working with public and private companies as well as individuals in the life science and device area. Along with Perelson Weiner, a PCAOB firm, they offer a wide range of services from audit to tax planning and risk management, both domestic and international.

American Technion Society supports visionary education and world-changing impact through the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Based in New York City, we represent thousands of U.S. donors, alumni, and stakeholders who invest in the Technion’s growth and innovation to advance critical research and technologies that serve the State of Israel and the global good. For more than 75 years, our nationwide supporter network has funded new Technion scholarships, research, labs, and facilities that have helped deliver world-changing contributions and extend Technion education to campuses in three countries.

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