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The mission of the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is to foster economic development by connecting university resources with life sciences and high-tech industry through funding, research and development support, programming, and education, with the goal of helping companies find business solutions, accelerate new ideas, and grow.
This technology-based economic development mission is complemented by the COE’s efforts to support the advancement of new discoveries in science that seek better ways of preventing and managing disease and improving lives.
COE Research Partners
COE research institutions have been around for more than 100 years with the University at Buffalo (UB) as the lead academic organization, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute as research partners.
The COE and its research partners are part of 400,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research facilities in three new interconnected buildings, known as the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex, on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a thriving area of clinical, research and academic operations employing over 8,000 people daily. The COE includes over 100 scientists with biological, physical and computational expertise engaged in interdisciplinary translational research with COE collaborators.
The rich history of discovery among scientists at CoE research institutions include:
- BAC Libraries for Sequencing the Human Genome
- Platinum Coil for Inoperable cranial Aneurysms
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
- Surfactant Replacement Therapy for Neonatal Respiratory Distress
- Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer
- Beta-Interferon Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis
- Nicotine Replacement Therapy
- Sickle Cell Screening Test
High-Throughput Crystallization Method
- Timed-Release Insulin Therapy
UB CAT Information Session
March 14, 2014, 8am-9am
Join us for an information session to learn more about how you can gain access to funding, as well as research expertise, facilities and equipment - to create, improve and expand your life sciences business. For more information, visit bioinformatics.buffalo.edu/cat, contact Karen Utz at email@example.com or 716-881-7588.
UB CAT RFP IS NOW OPEN!
UB CAT is now accepting 2014-2015 technology development project applications through our annual RFP. To learn more about the process and whether your project is eligible, contact Karen M. Utz, Director, Program Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-881-7588.
The application, grant guidelines and additional information can be found here.
Pre-Seed Workshop 2014 is Now Accepting Applications!
Become an "idea champion" at this year's Pre-Seed Workshop, hosted by the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.
This two-day event will provide you with personalized guidance and expert feedback to help you develop your business plan. This intense workshop is for those who wish to bring their Life Sciences product to the next level and helps participants to realize what it takes to make it in the life science industry.
For more information, please click here.
To apply, please contact Sandra Small, Ph.D. at email@example.com
Hunter James Kelly Research Institute
Led by Drs. Lawrence Wrabetz and Laura Feltri, the mission of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute--located within the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences--is to study myelin and its diseases. Myelin is the fatty insulation around axons (the wires of the nervous system) in the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The HJKRI incorporates both basic and clinical science programs.
Basic research is based on a multi-disciplinary approach to understand how myelin is formed, how it is damaged in disease, and how it may be repaired. In particular, HJKRI will study disease mechanisms of Krabbe Disease in order to formulate therapies
The clinical research conducted by HJKRI at the CoE analyzes information revealed by newborn screening for Krabbe Disease and other leukodystrophies. The World Wide Registry for patients with Krabbe Disease aims to improve diagnosis and prognosis, and to provide outcome measures for clinical trials.
This integrated approach, together with a critical mass of resources and investigators, will generate information that will promote effective treatment strategies not only for children with leukodystrophies, but also patients with Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, neuropathies and other diseases in which myelin is damaged. Learn more.
Visit the website to learn more at www.isciwny.com
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Each One Reach One—NAWBO Buffalo Niagara Mega Mixer 2014
March 12, 2014
New Green Belt Course Prepares Participants to Reduce Variations in Processes
March 12, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Certification Course Provides Lean Tools for Identifying Unnecessary Processes
March 13, 2014
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Do you have a great idea but don’t know where to begin? Several places around the Buffalo area can help! Programs from little or no cost are available entrepreneurs just starting out in the business market.
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Western New York native Bryan Wittman, Vice President of Global Special Events for Disney Parks and Resorts, will bring his talents back home as the Honorary Chairman of the 175th Erie County Fair. Wittman anxiously awaits the changes that will greet many fairgoers attending this year.
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