UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS) was created to drive growth of the regional economy through innovation in the life sciences. 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.
Our economic impact stems from the groundbreaking research and development occurring every day at the CBLS. By integrating translational research with economic development and business support services, the CBLS provides the foundation for future new business opportunities, growth in existing businesses, attraction of firms and collateral business growth throughout Buffalo Niagara and New York State.
Business Development Executive
The CBLS works to help you fulfill your vision, whethere you're a Fortune 100 company or an innovative startup.
To date, the CBLS and its commercialization partners have:
Empire Genomics is a molecular diagnostics company that is making personalized medicine a reality. Recognizing its vast potential, the CBLS has collaborated with Empire Genomics, providing business development support, marketing support, co-location services, equipment access, validation testing and project funding. The economic impact has been significant, including:
This assistance has helped Empire Genomics — just one of the dozens of companies that receives assistance from the CBLS — remain competitive in the life sciences industry.
UB CAT connects outside researchers and companies with a wide range of resources available through UB, and is a driving force in our region’s economic development.
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*Measurement began in ’08 – ‘09
**109 contracted projects with 47 unique companies ’07 – ‘13
Many life sciences companies have gotten the support they needed through the services offered at the CBLS.
As an integral part of UB that interfaces with industry and the community, the CBLS is supported by NYSTAR, and by many other public and private organizations. Learn more about our sponsors and funders.