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For more than 20 years, Nancy J Kelley + Associates has demonstrated unparalleled excellence in providing strategic, operational, legal, and financial management services in the healthcare, life science and research industries.
In order to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems, we are committed to delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs by facilitating advancement in research and technological innovation in biology.
Behind the scenes of building things that matter for science and medicine…
What is synthetic biology?
Why is it important?
Synthetic biology—the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, and the redesign of natural biological systems for useful purposes—is contributing sustainable and innovative solutions to numerous, pressing human needs and global challenges.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
“Nancy J. Kelley was instrumental in nurturing the New York Genome Center from an idea to a reality, to the inestimable benefit of scientific research and New York City.”
Russ Carson and Ivan Seidenberg
Co-Chairs of the NYGC Board of Directors
“The development of the East River Science Park…. will allow us to take advantage of our enormous scientific base and world-class research institutions to attract both start-up firms and established bioscience companies to New York City.”
Former Mayor of New York City
“In 2018, we began a study process and engaged Nancy J Kelley + Associates to advise Hines about how we should think through the trade-off between office leasing and conversion of buildings to life science use… It makes a ton of sense to convert a building to life science use – $70 million positive to the NPV of office use over a 10-year period… It’s great to have another arrow in the quiver to attract life science tenants. But you have to do the homework building by building first, to get the conclusions as to how the building specs will align for life science leasing.”
Managing Director, Hines, at 2018 NYC Life Sciences Real Estate Development Symposium
“The GP-write grand challenge is more ambitious and more focused on understanding the practical applications than the original Human Genome Project. Exponential improvements in genome engineering technologies and functional testing provide an opportunity to deepen the understanding of our genetic blueprint and use this knowledge to address many of the global problems facing humanity.”
—George Church, PhD
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
“When the Sloan Foundation decided to fund a strategic planning process for synthetic biology in the US, we turned to Nancy J Kelley + Associates, a proven big thinker in science. Their expertise in the public, private, and academic life sciences sectors allowed them to conduct the most in-depth evaluation of the fledgling global synthetic biology landscape to date. The depth and breath of their work led them to identify a specific, concrete plan for the future of this science and a much-needed center of excellence in synthetic biology.”
—Paula Olsiewski, PhD
Alfred P Sloan Foundation
“The Board of Selectmen and Belmont Town Meeting thank Nancy J Kelley for her dedicated service to the Town on the McLean Hospital Task Force and recognize her significant contributions to the long term benefits for the Town of Belmont. The McLean Land Use Plan will benefit the Town for generations by controlling development on the site, protecting over 100 acres of open space… The work of the Task Force was ultimately endorsed through support of the land use plan by a unanimous vote of the Board of Selectmen, by a two-thirds vote of the Town Meeting and a vote of 69% of the Town’s electorate.”
Proclamation from the Belmont Board of Selectmen,
Town of Belmont, to Nancy J Kelley
“When I decided to start the Biodesign Challenge, Nancy J Kelley + Associates was the natural choice as a partner. Knowledgeable and highly experienced in all aspects of start-up organizations, their team was an invaluable resource for helping launch and finance a successful organization and a successful project.”
Founder, Biodesign Challenge
Founder and Executive Director, GenSpace
“Please accept my thanks for the development of McLean Hospital land… Our collaborative effort with the Town over the past three years was the right approach to negotiating a development plan with benefits for both the Town and McLean Hospital. We take great pride in the open and direct planning process we pursued with the people of Belmont.”
Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD
President, McLean Hospital
Professor, Harvard Medical School
“Nancy J Kelley + Associates brought a collaborative approach and strategic perspective that bridged the gap between science and business to launch a successful personalized genomic medicine company for Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Their ability to coordinate a series of complex partnerships across a broad array of scientific and technological disciplines was invaluable to the success of the venture.”
Donald Trump, MD, FACP
CEO and Executive Director
Inova Comprehensive Cancer Research Institute
Inova Health System
CEO Emeritus and Professor of Oncology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute