BUFFALO, NY — The University at Buffalo Center for
Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) is now
accepting proposals from life sciences companies that wish to
accelerate product development or technology commercialization of
devices, diagnostics, drugs, software, and related products and
New or established life sciences companies of all sizes that
operate in New York State and have a project that can benefit from
funding or access to UB’s research expertise and technology
are encouraged to apply.
The UB CAT will award matching funds to projects including new
product development; validation and quality control; product
optimization and design; testing services utilizing specialized
equipment; clinical trials; and other projects supporting
To receive funding, projects must involve a UB researcher as
principal investigator. The UB CAT staff can work with companies to
facilitate a connection with a researcher if necessary.
To learn more or download application materials, visit www.bioinformatics.buffalo.edu/cat.
Applications are due May 3, 2013.
An informational session will be held for companies that wish to
learn more on Monday, April 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. at UB’s New
York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
at 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo. To register for the session, visit www.bioinformatics.buffalo.edu/events.
Last year, the UB CAT granted more than $415,000 in matching
funds to 16 regional life sciences companies. Since 2005, the UB
CAT has provided support for more than 75 firms, including Empire
Genomics, Kinex Pharmaceuticals, QuaDPharma, Greatbatch and CTG,
with results that range from costs savings to new job creation.
“The UB CAT is an effective way for life sciences firms to
move their next great idea forward while reducing costs, improving
efficiency and taking advantage of UB’s research expertise
and advanced technological resources,” said Marnie LaVigne,
UB associate vice president for economic development and
co-director of the UB CAT program.
The UB CAT is one of 15 centers across New York State, funded
and supported by Empire State Development’s Division of
Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), that fosters
university-industry collaboration in research, education and
technology transfer, with a strong focus on helping New York
State-based businesses find technological resources to grow and
About the New York State Center of Excellence in
Bioinformatics & Life Sciences at UB
The mission of the University at Buffalo’s New York
State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is
to foster economic development by connecting university resources
with life sciences and high-tech industry through funding, research
and development support, programming, and education, with the goal
of helping companies find business solutions, accelerate new ideas
and grow. This technology-based economic development mission is
complemented by the Center’s efforts to support the
advancement of new discoveries in science that seek better ways of
preventing and managing disease and improving lives.