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Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

We are your front door for life sciences & bioinformatics resources. Contact us today, and let us help you get the information you need.


Learn more about the most recent discoveries and innovations happening at the CBLS.


The CBLS is home to over 250 scientists and research staff with biological, physical and computational expertise, all of whom are engaged in interdisciplinary biomedical research with collaborators from across the region, the country and the globe.

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Since its launch in 2002, the CBLS has helped create and retain thousands of jobs, launch dozens of new companies and attract millions of dollars to Buffalo Niagara.


Talent is critical to your business success. Whether you need interns, new employees or training for your current workforce, let the CBLS help you make the right connections to get the right people in place.

Innovation. Acceleration. Collaboration. At UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS), we connect high-potential partners to a vast array of resources. Whether you are a scientist looking for world-class facilities, or a company that needs R&D assistance, we can help. 

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The CBLS is located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Innovative tests, treatments & cures

The rich history of discovery among scientists at the CBLS research institutions includes:

  • 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

Successful collaborations

In recent years, we have worked with many industry leaders, including:

  • Abbott
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dell
  • Genetech
  • Greatbatch
  • Illumina
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Labvantage
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Moog
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Roche
  • ScriptPro
  • Sequenom
  • Toshiba