Life Sciences.

Life sciences resources at UB can help grow your research & development pipeline

The Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships team works with companies to spur innovation, meet challenges and make an impact – in Buffalo and beyond. We create strategic partnerships to help you access experts in AI, cloud computing, personalized medicine and more.



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The Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data and Health Sciences (UB CAT) provides NYS companies with project cost-sharing grants to fund industry-university partnerships in big data and health sciences.

The Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics provides grant funds and flexible incentives to support your innovation and growth. 

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs offer entrepreneurs federal funding for research, development and commercialization of innovative technologies.

Annual funding opportunity for applied research activities for materials informatics projects that have a life sciences component, including dental, electrical stimulation therapy and biomedical sensors. 


faculty and students talent.

Life sciences companies in the greater Buffalo area are eligible to apply for a talented, UB student assistant though the Career Experience Program - all at no cost to the company.

The Inclusive Launch Foundry matches early-stage companies with female and minority University at Buffalo students that aligns with their interests, skillset and goals to tackle meaningful business and technical challenges in semester-long internships. 


core services.

The Center for Computational Research maintains a world-class computing infrastructure for NYS companies and faculty. CCR computational scientists and software engineers are experts in modeling and simulation, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, parallel computing and medical visualization.

The Genomics & Bioinformatics Core offers high-quality Next-Gen sequencing and expression analysis services that are further enhanced by comprehensive analytical services provided by the talented bioinformatics team at the core. 

The Proteomics and Bioanalysis Core serves as a resource that provides instrumentation and world-class expertise in proteomics and biopharmaceutical analysis.

The biorepository program is designed to advance discovery and innovation in healthcare by providing a unique, centralized resource of high-quality, deeply annotated biospecimens to support present and future research studies, diagnostic development, and the creation of new therapeutics.

Part of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the IHI data repository houses almost 700,000 fully identified patient records and limited-data sets of claims for 1.5 million individuals. IHI’s production data capacity is 14.1 terabytes of encrypted storage, with clustered servers that have the ability to scale as data and transaction needs grow.


lab space.

The UB Incubators support the creation of new technology-based businesses by providing affordable business services to entrepreneurs in two convenient locations. 

Various lab space offers procedure rooms suitable for cell culture (available at a low monthly rate), ISO 7 certified multidisciplinary positive pressure cleanroom (available at a daily rate) and more.

This facility specializes in surface imaging and spectroscopy for a wide range of materials and products, as well as product quality assurance testing, failure analysis, and forensic evaluations.

UB EQUIP provides cost-effective access to precision laboratories, tools and equipment for electronic device development and the study and analysis of materials. 



UB faculty and students have found new ways to regenerate bones, heal wounds, save the lives of premature infants, increase the effectiveness of solar power and synthesize new chemical compounds. There are dozens of technologies available for your business success.

University at Buffalo discoveries and innovations translate into useful products and services. There are dozens of technologies available for your business success, including breakthroughs in diagnostics, drug delivery, imaging, medical device and more. 

The SWIFT approach empowers academic and industry partners to quickly set research and licensing terms at the project planning stage, reducing transaction time and eliminating lengthy, costly negotiations from the partnering process. 

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