CNY Biotech Accelerator
Kathi Durdon, MA, CCRP, is the Executive Director for CNYBAC, a Division of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Kathi supports the Accelerator’s strategic objectives in supporting biotech for-profit start-up companies and early innovators. As Executive Director she develops and promotes collaborative opportunities, service and mentor programs, management of the Annual Commercializing Biotech Innovation Conference and Medical Device Innovation Challenge as well as serving on the CNYBAC Advisory Board.
Kathi is also a medical device innovation mentor in regulatory and human factors/usability-related areas. Kathi is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) and has presented at several medical device, regulatory and clinical research-related conferences. She chairs the annual SoCRA Medical Device Conference and is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Human Factors Engineering Committee. Kathi holds Bachelors degrees in English and Anthropology from SUNY Potsdam College as well as a Master of Arts degree from SUNY Empire State College. Previously, Kathi was employed at Welch Allyn, a medical device manufacturer, as Manager of Clinical Operations.