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Next Local Section Dinner Meeting - Monday, March 16th at the Pfizer Building (Venue) (Download Flyer)

Startup Case Study - Cresilon: From Dorm Room to Commercialization

Speaker: Joe Landolina, CEO, Cresilon, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY)

Bio & Abstract: Constantly experimenting with different natural materials in the lab as a young adult, Joe Landolina, our March 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 he invented, Joe with his partner Isaac Miller founded Cresilon, Inc. (formerly Suneris), which has since grown into a medical device company headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.

As Chief Executive Officer, Joe is now gearing up to take 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’s 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 on the board of eLab NYC, which supports the development of New York City as the new world leader in life sciences entrepreneurship.

Times: Monday, March 16th. (5:30-6:30 pm: Registration, Networking & Buffet Dinner; 6:30-7:30 pm: Program). Reserve now.

Venue: Pfizer HQ Building, 235 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map.

Deadlines to register: Registration ends on Thursday, 3/12 at 4 pm ET. Reserve Now. Student Registration.

Fees and Deadlines: varies by professional category, and for the students.

Members and Guests:
Members of the Local Section $25.
Guests and Non-Members: $40 (includes local section membership for 2020).
Note: PDH credits (when offered): an addit. $10.

Students: Undergraduates - free, but Seating is limited, so please register now. How to Register.

Graduate Students: $10. Please pay now. (Kindly also register after paying by credit card.)

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at or call (917) 684-1659.


Save the Dates: 2020 Meeting Dates  

• 2020 Dinner Meetings at the Pfizer Building

March - June (3rd Monday of each month) 3/16; 4/20; 5/18; and, 6/15.

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at or call (917) 684-1659.
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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