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Technology Suites II Check Presentation and Ribbon-Cutting Event

August 5, 2010

HCAR and its partners launched the Technology Suites II project during a check presentation and ribbon-cutting event. Guest speakers Congressman Tim Holden; Willie Taylor, Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration; and Dean Harold L. Paz, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Senior Vice President of Health Affairs at Penn State and Dean of the Penn State College of Medicine discussed the significance of this expansion project in terms of health innovations, economic development and job creation.

Congressman Tim Holden and Willie Taylor of the EDA present the $1,000,00 check.

Left to Right: Congressman Tim Holden; Laura Butcher, HCAR Executive Director; and Willie Taylor, Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.

HCAR Executive Director Laura Butcher welcomes guests.

Congressman Holden joins HCAR’s collaborative partners in opening the Technology Suites II space.

ILSI-Biomed 2010 Conference

June 14-16, 2010

Jack Atchason, HCAR Director of Business Development, traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel for the ILSI-Biomed Conference. The three-day event welcomed more than 5,500 attendees from 45 counties.

Tel Aviv hosts the 2010 ILSI-Biomed conference and exhibition

Conference banners adorn the streets of Tel-Aviv

Israel’s vibrant life science community gathers at the David InterContinental & Dan Panorama Hotels

Left to Right: Steve Rhodes-Misgav Venture Accelerator CEO and Jack Atchason-HCAR Director of Business Development

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Best Practices: A Reviewer’s Perspective

April 20, 2010

Dr. Bill Freeman, a National Institutes of Health SBIR/STTR grant reviewer highlighted best practices, described the review process and gave seminar attendees advice to maximize the effectiveness of SBIR/STTR grant applications.

Dr. Freeman, Penn State College of Medicine, begins his presentation.

Dr. Freeman describes grant writing best practices.

Center: Dr. Freeman and Laura Butcher, HCAR Executive Director

Attendees network and discuss collaboration

Starting a Life Sciences Venture in Central PA: From the Ground Up

March 16, 2010

Stephanie Reisinger, Senior Vice President at ProSanos, a life sciences company based in Harrisburg, PA, shared information and lessons learned related to starting a life sciences venture by comparing and contrasting experiences and provided practical advice for anyone interested in starting a new life sciences venture in the region.

Left to Right: Speaker Steph Reisinger-ProSanos Corp Vice President and Laura Butcher, HCAR Executive Director

Left to Right: William Weiss, PhD-Penn State Hershey, Greg Walters-Essential Med and Jack Atchason-HCAR Director of Business Development

Left to Right: HCAR PR Team, Verbr: Josh Benton, Dori Pitzner and Mark Kandrysawtz

Left to Right: Richard Sokolov-IDE Group and Carl Botterbusch

Spotlight on SBIR/STTR Grants

March 4, 2010

Kelly Wylam, Program Manager of IPart, discussed different types of funding available through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program.

A Summit on PA Funding Opportunities for Technology and Life Science Entrepreneurs

November 12, 2009

Speakers: John Sider, Linda Goldstein, Mel Billingsley, PhD, Steve Brawley (Public Sector)
Brenda Gavin, Craig Gomulka, Michael March, Eric Heil (Private Sector)

Left to Right: Laura Buchter, HCAR Executive Director; Lynn Maines, Apogee Vice President; Sil Lutkewite, Targepeutics President; Mel Billingsley, LSGPA President

Left to Right: Laura Buchter, HCAR Executive Director; Ed Paukovits, ATP President; John Sider, DCED Deputy Secretary of Technology Investment Office

On July 23 HCAR and Penn State Hershey Department of Pharmacology hosted a potluck picnic for the tenants of Building One.

July 15, 2009 Aerotek and HCAR co-sponsor the Margaritas and Meshing networking event at the Cocoa Beanery.

Left to right: Julia Garisto, AT&T; Steve Ricker, Aerotek; Drew Bobincheck, Landmark Commercial Realty

Left to right: Mark Potts, Fitheads; Jane Torregrossa, Fitheads; Chip Bayer, KHP Insurance; Bill Torregrossa, Fitheads

Left to right: Dr. Greg Jackson, Apeliotus Vision Science and Penn State Hershey; Laura Walter, Penn State Hershey; Dierdre Weaver, Penn State Hershey

March 11, 2009 - Economic-Based Technology Investment Agenda
Guest speaker Rebecca Bagley (left) meets with David Carpi, Hershey Center for Applied Research business development consultant, and Laura Butcher, the center's executive director, on March 11. Bagley, deputy secretary for technology investment with the state Department of Community and Economic Development, discussed her office's economic-development agenda for 2009-10.


January 14, 2009 - Martinis and Meshing
Dr. Alan Snyder (left), Penn State Hershey and Dr. Greg Jackson (right), Penn State Hershey network at the Cocoa Beanery for Martinis and Meshing, the January kickoff event that was sponsored by HCAR and Saul Ewing LLP and generated over 60 attendees!

November 19, 2008 - Navigating the Regulatory Environment
Dr. Lynn Maines, Vice President Apogee Biotechnology Corp. attended the presentation given by Trevor Broadt (right) Senior Manager at the National Cancer Institute


May 30, 2007 - Grand Opening
Speakers from left to right
Dave Black, President & CEO, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
Representative John Payne, State Representative for the 106th District of PA
Secretary Dennis Yablonsky, PA Department of Community & Economic Development
Laura Butcher, Executive Director, HCAR
Dean Harold Paz, Senior Vice President for Health Affairs for the Penn State College of Medicine
Vince Rudisill, Chief Investment Officer and executive of the Milton Hershey School Trust
Mel Billingsley, Ph.D., President & CEO, Life Sciences Greenhouse of PA
Congressman Tim Holden, US Representative for the 17th Congressional District of PA
Mickey Flynn, President, Pennsylvania Bio
Jim Berens, President, Wexford Science & Technology


May 30, 2007 - Grand Opening
Congressman Tim Holden, US Representative for the 17th District of Pennsylvania, speaks during the Grand Opening event.


May 30, 2007 - Grand Opening
Dean Harold Paz (r), Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, Penn State College of Medicine talks with PA Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Yablonsky during the HCAR Grand Opening event.


May 30, 2007 - Grand Opening
Laura Butcher, Executive Director of HCAR with the Apogee Biotechnology Corporation team at the HCAR Grand Opening. From L to R: Jim Berens, Wexford President, Dr. Lynn Maines, Apogee Biotechnology Corp. Vice President, Dr. Mel Billinglsey, President of the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania


HCAR held an Ice Cream Social to welcome the Penn State Department of Pharmacology and Office of Technology Development as their anchor tenants in Building One. Dr. Kelly Karpa, Assistant Professor, Ms. Kelly Seaton, Graduate Assistant and Ms. Kara Kuntz, Graduate assistant are enjoying the treats from Cold Stone Creamery.


The PA International Representatives attended a reception and tour at HCAR on September 9, 2007. Laura Butcher of HCAR and Deputy Secretary Wilfred Muskens of the PA OIBD office make remarks to the international representatives.

SBIR/STTR Workshop Training - September 7, 2007
Training Facilitator: Lisa Kurek with Biotechnology Business Consultants


Students of Milton Hershey School toured the HCAR facility as part of their agenda for Innoventure 2007.


Wexford Science & Technology President, Jim Berens, explains the many reasons Hershey was chosen as the site of the Hershey Center for Applied Research.


David Black, President of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, makes opening remarks before introducing the first speaker. Black, who has been involved in the project since its earliest days, also served as Master of Ceremonies for the groundbreaking.


Dr. Mel Billingsley, President of the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania, addresses the crowd. Billingsley and the Life Sciences Greenhouse will play an integral role in the growth and success of the Hershey Center for Applied Research.

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