The New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CoE) is oriented toward translational research, technology transfer, and commercialization supported by a 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

Working closely with its commercialization partners, the CoE is geared toward leveraging its research capabilities to create new technological advantages for health care and life sciences industry sectors, including biotechnology, biomedical informatics, diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and research & development.



Center for Advanced Technology (CAT)

The State University of New York at Buffalo Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT), one of fifteen such Centers for Advanced Technology located across the state, supports university-industry collaboration in research, education and technology transfer, with a strong focus on helping New York State-based businesses gain a technological edge on their competition. Operating under the auspices of the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) within the CoE, the CAT is fueling continued growth in some of the most promising technologies of tomorrow and in some of the most important sectors of the state's economy. The UB CAT focuses on biomedical and bioengineering research that can lead to development of useful products with commercial potential. By accelerating science and technology transfer, the UB CAT fosters the creation of new biotech start-up companies and helps existing biomedical businesses expand through new or improved product lines. For more information on the UB CAT program, click here.

The UB CAT is currently accepting applications for support of the development of new biomedical and bioengineering technologies. Through the support of selected research and development projects, the mission of the UB CAT award is to transition new biomedical and bioengineering technologies from the research laboratory to the marketplace through funding of high-tech projects with significant potential for economic impact.

If you are a researcher or entrepreneur who needs assistance with technology and related business development, please visit the UB CAT webpage and download the CAT Project Application.


Technology Transfer Programs

University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) has three divisions, including Intellectual Property, Funding and Commercialization, to work with business leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs. UB technologies may also be reviewed online (click here)

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Technology Transfer Office facilitates the process of applying for patents, trademarks and copyright, as well as promoting licensing opportunities.

Other Commercialization Support

A robust network of entrepreneurial support resources work closely with the CoE to accelerate the process of life sciences technology transfer and commercialization.


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To view the complete list of events and event details, please visit our Events page.

  • Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series: Pursuing a Life Sciences Career in Buffalo Niagara
    April 24, 2014
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  • Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series: May 2014
    May 15, 2014
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  • Spring Clinical Day—"Emerging Trends in Healthcare"
    May 17, 2014
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New UB Program Promotes Businesses in Kensington-Bailey District
4/03/2014 - Buffalo, NY -

The UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership brings the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program to the Kensington-Bailey district in the City of Buffalo. New and established business owners will meet twice a year to hone their skills in all aspects of running a business, including marketing, merchandizing and business plan writing.  

To read more about the program and its impact on business owners in the Kensington-Bailey District, click here.

Anti-Vibration Invention Wins Contest’s $25,000 Top Prize
4/03/2014 - Buffalo, NY -

Congratulations to EMVISS, the winners of the University at Buffalo’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurial Competition! EMVISS’ anti-vibration invention will help ensure that high-precision devices will not be affected from vibrations that may hinder optimal performance. To further develop the product, ENVISS was also awarded office space, and legal and accounting services.

To read more about EMVISS’ win, click here.  

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