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Brookhaven teams to present ideas to investors
A handful of scientists-turned-entrepreneurs from Long Island will get a chance next month to present their big ideas to investors who fund high-tech startups.
The Long Island Capital Alliance Thursday named six research teams and fledgling companies that will present June 8 at the Technology Transfer Capital Forum. The event, to be held at 68 South Service Road in Melville, connects venture capitalists with scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory looking to turn their discoveries into businesses.
Three of those presenting at the forum have already formed fledgling companies, but need funding to take the next step. They include Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc., which uses a tiny digital gamma camera to identify prostate cancer while in its early stage.
The others have discoveries they would like to incorporate into startup companies. They include a method to create more powerful lithium ion batteries, a way of producing lower-radiation X-ray systems and technology to store huge amounts of energy using powerful magnetic fields.