Health Care Business Center Co-Sponsors Forum to Boost Venture Capital In Local Health-Care Industry

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: February 26, 1999 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Health Care Business Center at UB hopes to turn around the venture-capital climate in Buffalo by holding the "First Western New York Venture/Equity Forum" from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 3 and 4 in the Hyatt Regency, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo.

Venture capitalists from outside Western New York will attend the forum to listen to presentations by representatives of leading medical-development companies who will show the strength of the local health-care market and attempt to convince them to invest in local companies and startups.

The two-day program, sponsored by the Health Care Business Center (HCBC) in cooperation with Rand Capital, Inc., will feature presentations by leading industry analysts from Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette, Inc.; BT Alex Brown, and Bear Sterns & Co., who will identify and discuss important industry trends and their investment implications.

The event also will feature three tracks of presentations on the latest emerging technologies in devices, bio-pharmaceuticals and services, as well as a technology showcase to demonstrate the great variety of new medical products being developed locally and at UB.

The HCBC helps the region's health-care industry capitalize on marketable products and processes that develop from research projects conducted at UB, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Kaleida Health and the Catholic Health System.

For more information, contact Rebecca Weimer, HCBC technology-transfer liaison, at 829-3886.