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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
Now Accepting UB CAT
The UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) is now accepting proposals from life sciences and high-tech companies or researchers who are interested in partnering with UB resources to accelerate new ideas, commercialize research or grow companies.
Applications are due May 3, 2013. Apply today!
Don’t miss the sixth annual Buffalo Pre-Seed Workshop on June 12th, 13th, and 20th. Emerging entrepreneurs will vet their ideas in a risk-free environment with help from legal, business, and other industry experts as they navigate through a series of exercises that simulate starting a business. Learn more or contact Suzanne Chamberlain 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.
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New York Biotechnology Association 22nd Annual Meeting
May 29, 2013 - May 30, 2013
UVANY Venture Forum - Connecting Innovation Economies: A Cross-Border Perspective
May 29, 2013
NSF I-Corps: Moving Ideas from Laboratory to Market
June 19, 2013
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"A gap exists at the intersection of job training and employer needs in Buffalo."
Buffalo Business First takes a look at the connections HR professionals in Buffalo are making to attract qualified candidates, including the recent Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture held: Pursuing a Life Sciences Career in Buffalo Niagara.
The James H. Cummings Foundation has presented a gift of $1 million to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The gift will help establish the James H. Cummings Foundation Epilepsy Monitoring Center at the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. This gift supports a $40 million campaign for the $220 million, 12-story hospital project, and the Epilepsy Monitoring Center will replace the existing eight-bed unit housed on the 7th floor of the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
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