Ways We Can Help You

Ways we can help you.

The CBLS is your front door for resources related to bioinformatics and life sciences in Buffalo Niagara - and beyond.

We can give your business the boost it needs to accelerate your best ideas. UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS) is the perfect place to grow your technology-based company and reach new levels of success. 

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Business Development Executive

Here are just a few of the reasons why leading research partners, collaborators, sponsors and funders choose to work with us: 


We are a hub for life sciences and bioinformatics. Our primary goal is to connect you with the resources you need, including expert business consultation, state-of-the art facilities and equipment, funding & incentives, and the world-renowned faculty at UB.


Our researchers make amazing discoveries by leveraging the region’s life sciences expertise and commercialization partners. Every day, we advance new discoveries in genomics, protein therapeutics and other life-changing research areas

Economic impact

Our work has helped launch dozens of new companies and create thousands of jobs for Buffalo Niagara and New York State, cultivating the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Workforce development

We offer numerous programs to support the talent pipeline in our region’s growing life sciences industry. 

The University at Buffalo (UB)

As part of UB — a premier research-intensive public university — we offer access to world-class faculty and resources. These include UB’s Center for Computational Research (CCR) and UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI).

Our mission

The mission of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS) is to foster economic development by facilitating innovations that drive the growth of life sciences and related high-tech industries. 

Through translational research, funding, programming and education, we are facilitating development and enhancement of technology-based products and services through startups, existing firms and relocating businesses. The CBLS and its partners help companies find business solutions, accelerate new ideas and grow by connecting with university resources. 

Our impact is measured primarily through the creation of private sector jobs in the life sciences industry with related secondary measures (e.g., increased company revenues, funding and company capital investments; as well as university jobs; grants; and intellectual property activity, such as disclosures, patents and licenses).

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Join the vibrant community of high-tech companies, faculty, researchers and entrepreneurs at CBLS and prosper from our resources. Please contact us today to learn more.