Newswise – NYU Langone Health today announced the appointment of nationally renowned biotech and technology innovation expert Marc Sedam as the new vice president of Technology Opportunity Ventures. He and his team will assume roles overseen by the former Office for Industrial Liaison to promote the commercial development of innovations developed at NYU Langone Health, NYU, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and research collaboration between NYU researchers and industry partners.
Sedam has more than 25 years of experience in the commercialization of technology, including as Chief Operating Officer for a biotech company and as a leading technology transfer in an academic environment. His expertise includes overseeing hundreds of intellectual property collaborations and over 50 startups, including two as a founding member. He is currently also serving as a life sciences advisor at Ferocity Capital, an early stage deep technology venture capital fund, and is chairman of AUTM until March 2022.
“Marc comes to NYU Langone with a broad background in intellectual asset management, licensing and creation,” said Daniel J. Widawsky, executive vice president and vice dean, chief financial officer. “We are excited to add Marc to our team to transform Technology Opportunity Ventures into a center of excellence for entrepreneurship and research investment.”
Most recently, Sedam was Vice Provost of Innovation and New Business at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), where he was the founding director of the Peter T. Paul Center for Entrepreneurship at UNH. Prior to UNH, Marc was Chief Operating Officer of Qualyst, a University of North Carolina (UNC) company at Chapel Hill recognized as a leader in drug shipping research. He was also Associate Director of Life Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Technology Transfer Office, where in 2001 he helped make UNC the second largest university for start-up education. He began his career as a research chemist with National Starch and Chemical Company. Sedam holds a BS in Biochemistry from UNH and an MBA with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and New Business from Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC-Chapel Hill).