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Research & Development

UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS) has leading edge resources available to life sciences companies and research institutions to take R&D to the next level, whether creating new discoveries or preparing a new or improved product or service for marketplace launch. 

To learn more about our capabilities and gain access to facilities & equipment, please contact:

Smitha James

Senior Manager, Scientific Operations and Engagement

716.881.8940

srjames@buffalo.edu

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Discovery-based & translational research

We offer expertise spanning the spectrum between basic and translational research in many areas related to bioinformatics and life sciences, including:

Our staff can help you connect with the equipment you need, the UB faculty who can enhance your research, and the funding & incentives that will help you take your work to the next level.

Lab & office space

Let us help you find the space you need, including:

  • Wet lab space
  • Cleanroom space
  • Dry lab space
  • Office space
  • Light manufacturing space
  • FDA approved facilities
  • Incubator space 

For other inquiries about space, please contact:

Kathryn Helfer
Budget & Operations Manager
716.881.8938
kehelfer@buffalo.edu

Technology commercialization & business solutions

Get the boost you need to bring your life-changing ideas to market, find new innovations, or get R&D assistance to enhance your products and services. The CBLS has dedicated business development staff to help your life sciences company assemble the resources necessary to succeed. 

For more information about technology commercialization, please contact:

Kim Grant

Business Development Executive
716.881.7572
kimgrant@buffalo.edu

Invest in UB inventions & licenses

Discoveries and innovations at UB often turn into useful products and services that save lives and improve the population’s quality of life. 

UB’s Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) works with UB faculty and private companies to transfer this technology to the private sector for public benefit, while providing opportunities for further development and commercial applications. Review the university’s portfolio of technologies available for licensing.

For more information about UB inventions & licenses, please contact:

Jeff Dunbar
Director, STOR
716.645.8134
dunbarj@buffalo.edu

Talent, education & workforce development

UB offers more than 50 degree programs in technical and business areas critical to the life sciences. Visit UB’s website to learn more. CBLS also offers noncredit-bearing seminars, programs and websites for those interested in learning more about the life sciences.

For more information, please visit:

To learn more about workforce development, please contact:

Sandra Small, PhD

Integrated Science Education Manager
716.888.4851
sksmall@buffalo.edu

UB's Office of Economic Development (OED)

As the front door to university resources across all our campuses, the OED can help with your broader needs beyond the life sciences. Please contact us if you need to: