"Golden Ticket" Contests
LabCentral Golden Tickets: Cambridge, Mass.
Congratulations to Lucy Therapeutics and Vincere Biosciences, winners of Bristol Myers Squibb’s 2020 Golden Tickets for LabCentral.
As a platinum sponsor of LabCentral, Bristol Myers Squibb can select up to two innovative life-sciences and biotech start-up companies per year of active sponsorship for “Golden Tickets,” which cover the cost of one 6-foot lab bench and one resident scientist fee at LabCentral’s Kendall Square facility for one year. We’re proud to announce this year’s winners:
- Lucy Therapeutics (LucyTx) is a mitochondrial platform company currently focused on small molecule treatments for Rett syndrome and Parkinson's disease. LucyTx’s platform has led to the discovery of targets and molecules which can improve critical mitochondrial dysfunction in these diseases and address their complex organ symptomatology. Leveraging advanced chemical matter for these targets, LucyTx can quickly answer key questions about the pathways critical for disease modification. By targeting mitochondrial outcomes, this opens the opportunity for a peripheral biomarker approach for these diseases, which are being pursued in both of the company’s programs.
- Vincere Biosciences develops small molecule therapeutics to slow or halt Parkinson’s disease, empowered by a suite of computational tools alongside traditional biology and drug discovery expertise. To slow the decline of mitochondrial quality that leads to neurodegeneration, Vincere seeks to enhance the removal of damaged mitochondria which may lead to disease, by modulating mitochondrial quality control mechanisms such as mitophagy. By increasing mitophagy to recycle these damaged mitochondria, Vincere works to increase the number of healthy mitochondria and counteract this key deficit in Parkinson’s disease brains.
LabCentral provides fully equipped, permitted and supported lab space for biomedical research, plus programming and unmatched networking opportunities to help start-ups advance their science and build their companies. Visit: http://labcentral.org/facilities-services/ to learn more.
Bristol Myers Squibb 2020 Golden Ticket Contest Official Rules identify the process for selecting the winners of the contest, the judging criteria and other terms and conditions of the Contest.
Hear from past Bristol Myers Squibb LabCentral Golden Ticket winners:
BioLabs@NYULangone Golden Tickets: New York City
BioLabs offers co-working spaces for life science start-ups where researchers can test, develop and grow ideas. The goal is to change how scientific entrepreneurs do business by building an ecosystem that empowers bio-innovators to grow quickly, while maximizing capital efficiency.
Bristol Myers Squibb partners with BioLabs@NYULangone, a co-working facility in Manhattan built to attract the best biotech companies in early-stage life sciences. BioLabs@NYULangone provides fully equipped, permitted and supported lab space for biomedical research, plus programming and unmatched networking opportunities to help start-ups advance their science and build their companies.
The Bristol Myers Squibb Golden Ticket competition provides three separate opportunities for a startup business to secure a free lab bench at BioLabs@NYULangone for one year.