Barbara Sawitsky MBA, CLP is Director of Patents and Licensing for NY Blood Center and its Research Institute. Her business experience includes Business Development at OSI Pharmaceuticals and Wyeth, marketing at Technicon, and CEO of Dynal and The Alpha Tauri Group. Academic sector experience includes establishing the CUNY Office of Technology Management and Licensing and Deputy Director of the Office of Technology Licensing at SUNY-Stony Brook. Research experience includes seven publications. She is Chair of the NYC Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society and Board Member of the Center for Health Innovation at Adelphi University.