PITCH Program in Innovative Therapeutics for Connecticut’s Health
PITCH will create new biotech companies in Connecticut based on CT’s academic biomedical research. Building on significant academic infrastructure and experienced leadership bridging the worlds of academia, biopharma and venture capital, the PITCH program will educate and guide the state’s academic researchers to unlock Connecticut’s large potential for biotech/biopharma creation. In this highly collaborative endeavor, PITCH will translate Connecticut’s research into new ventures and jobs.
Combining Yale’s Center for Molecular Discovery, with 12 years of successful assay development/screening and role in starting four Yale biotechs with UCONN’s strong tradition in medicinal chemistry and drug development at the School of Pharmacy, together with successful ventures by faculty leaders Professors Craig Crews and Dennis Wright, PITCH is poised for success.