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Monday, September 13th, 5:30 pm ET start (virtual meeting) (Register now.)

Topic: A Startup Case Study - Cresilon: From Dorm Room to Commercialization.

Speaker: Joe Landolina, CEO, Cresilon, Inc.

Times: Meeting (via Zoom) will begin at 5:30 pm ET with member networking. Presentation will begin at 6:30 pm ET. [Need help with Zoom. Details here.]

Costs & Registration: This event is free, but pre-registration is required.

This will be a secure Zoom event which requires you to register with your preferred email address for Zoom events. We will then send a meeting link to you at that email address.

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Constantly experimenting with different natural materials in the lab as a young adult, Joe Landolina, our September Speaker, conceived an adhesive hemostatic gel composed of plant-based polymers that could adhere to a wound site and simultaneously support the natural clotting process. To refine and manufacture the gel technology that he invented, Joe with his partner Isaac Miller founded Cresilon, Inc. (formerly Suneris), which has since grown into a biotechnology company headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.

Cresilon, Inc. has brought the company’s proprietary product Vetigel to the veterinary market—offering a faster, more reliable solution in hemostasis for veterinarians performing both routine treatments and complex operations in clinics every day. As the face of Cresilon, Joe meets with investors, clinicians and industry key opinion leaders, alike, to keep a pulse on the market, meanwhile leading all strategic initiatives internally.

Joe has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Bioengineering from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. His research background is in biocompatible polymers; in 2013, he was selected as a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar in recognition of his outstanding potential in scientific research. In 2014, Joe was named a TED Global Fellow and has since traveled around the world representing Cresilon. Joe is also a former Innovation Consultant at his alma mater, NYU Tandon School of Engineering and is on the board of eLab NYC, which supports the development of New York City as the new world leader in life sciences entrepreneurship.

Keywords: Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Wound Care, Plant-Based Polymers, Gel Technology, Small Business, Veterinary Market, Biocompatible Polymers, Chemical Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship.


Future Local Section Events (format may be virtual, unless otherwise indicated)

In general, meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of the month, unless that date is a holiday.

Tuesday, October 12th (following Columbus Day holiday)
Topic & Speaker: To be determined.

Monday, November 8th
Topic: It’s in the Air: Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality.

Speaker: V. Faye McNeill, Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University.

Meeting abstract, as well as registration and cost details will be announced soon.

ALA State of the Air 2021

Dates for the remainder of our schedule (Topics & Speakers still need to be confirmed)

Monday, December 13th
Monday, January 10th (2022)
Monday, February 21st
Monday, March 14th
Monday, April 11th
Monday, May 9th
Monday, June 15th


Other Past Presentations are available for download:

November 2018 on Emergence of the 'Me' Enterprise - A Blueprint for Leadership in the 21st Century.

: Ashok Shah is a former President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Global Professional Services organization. Download Presentation.

September 2018 on From Laboratory Research to Startup Company - A Case History (Commercialization of the Rechargeable Manganese Dioxide - Zinc Alkaline Battery Chemistry).

: • Dr. Alexander Couzis, Chief Technology Officer at Urban Electric Power. Also, Professor of Chemical Engineering at CCNY's (City College of New York) Grove School of Engineering. Download Presentation.

March 2018 on Refineries Refineries - Impact of Hurricanes Harvey & Maria, Flood Vulnerability and Mitigation Techniques, and Digital Technology Changes Coming Down the Pike.

: • Richard K. Ladroga, P.E., Director – Energy at DeSimone Consulting Engineers andLeonardo P. Garzon, P.E., Director at DeSimone Consulting Engineers. Download Presentation.

May 2017 on Process Safety Education Using Simulators.

: • Dr. Robert G. Bozic, Columbia University andDon Glaser, President, & Matthew Garvey, Project Engineer, Simulation Solutions, Inc.
You & Your Chemical Engineering Career Link.
A note of interest to Young Professionals, as well as those who soon will be embarking on a Chem. Engineering Career. You and Your Chemical Engineering Career: The Next Steps is some advice and thoughts from Past local Section Chair Herbert W. Cooper.

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