UB congratulates 43North finalists and winners

Winners include Circuit Clinical, a UB partner company that has leveraged numerous university resources

Release Date: October 30, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. — “I would like to congratulate all of the finalists in the 43North startup competition, especially Circuit Clinical, a strong partner that has utilized many UB resources to build one of Buffalo’s most promising startups,” said UB Vice President for Research and Economic Development Venu Govindaraju, PhD. “Companies like Circuit Clinical play an important role in Buffalo Niagara’s innovation economy, and we are proud to support them as they transform clinical trials to enhance patient experiences and opportunities.

“UB and our partners across Western New York have made significant investments in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in recent years. As we grow the region’s startup economy, it’s very exciting to see Circuit Clinical and other companies leverage these new resources on their path to success.”

Circuit Clinical has partnered with UB’s Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG), which is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s economic development effort to advance Buffalo Niagara as a hub for bioinformatics and life sciences research. BIG is providing Circuit Clinical with $1.1 million, as well as connections to university researchers, that have helped the company build its software products that are driving enrollment in clinical trials.

The company is part of New York State’s START-UP NY economic development program, sponsored by UB, and has received funding from the UB Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data and Health Sciences.

Additionally, Circuit Clinical has partnered with UB researchers, such as Manoj Mammen, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB.

Charmtech Labs, another 43North finalist, is also in the STARTUP-NY program, sponsored by UB, and has offices in the UB Downtown Gateway building.

“The 43North competition is strengthening Western New York’s reputation as a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship,” Govindaraju said. “Companies like Circuit Clinical are at the center of this flourishing startup culture.”

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