Where winning partnerships in health sciences and big data start

The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data and Health Sciences (UB CAT) is a project cost-sharing grant program funded by Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) program, designed to drive the growth of life and health science businesses in New York State.


Non-dilutive funding for life and health sciences R&D projects

By partnering with a UB researcher, life and health science companies can gain access to matching funds for collaborative product development and proof-of-concept research and development projects in four main areas. Preference is given to projects that involve or enable ‘omics', AI, computational and big data applications.

drug development.

Drug Development



medical device.

Medical Device

healthcare IT.

Healthcare IT



Work happening in the lab led by Jennifer Surtees (right) and Don Yergeau, within the Department of Biochemistry, in the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, in the Center Bioinformatics Life Sciences (CBLS) in February 2021.

Dr. Donald Yergeau
Immuno-FlowFISH of AML and Multiple Myeloma


Dr. Yun Wu
Development of novel therapeutic IpY for ER/PR+ HER2- breast cancer: Commercialization and in-house validation of the peptide drug substance

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Dr. Amy Jacobs
Risk Stratification of COVID-19 Vaccinated Individuals based on Antibody Levels

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John Kolega, PhD
Validation of a Blood-Based Diagnostic Assay for Rupture Risk Assessment of Intracranial Aneurysms

John Kolega, PhD
Molecular Biomarkers of Dangerous Intracranial Aneurysms; 

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Dr. John E. Tomaszewski
Lymph node database to advance computational pathology

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Dr. Jonathan Lovell
Assessing SNAP Liposomes for Neoantigen Screening in Human Cancer

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Jun Qu, PhD
Epigenetic Drug Discovery Platform for Methylation Inhibitors

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Efferent Labs

Albert Titus, PhD
Wireless Biosensor System Advancement Project

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Dhaval K Shah, PhD
Pharmacological Assessment of AI-Designed Novel Nanobodies for the Treatment of SARS-CoV-2, Variants of SARS-CoV-2, and Future SARS Viruses


Scott Nodzo, MD
Antimicrobial Electrical Stimulation in Swine Knee Model

Mark Ehrensberger, PhD
Live Microbe Imaging of Antimicrobial Electrical Stimulation
Electrical Stimulation Effects on Osseointegration

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Richard Bankert, VMD, PhD
Development and Implementation of Analytic Methods and Modeling of Big Datasets for Certain Proprietary Small Molecules in Cancer Immunotherapy

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Praveen Arany, DDS, PhD
Preclinical Optimization and Clinical Testing of Novel Oral Health Products

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Pro Al Medico

Brian R. Weil, PhD
T3np Neuroprotection Following Cardiac Arrest

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Michael Buck, PhD
Automated DNA Library Prep for NGS

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Francine Battaglia, PhD
Simulations for the Containment and Control of COVID-19 in Indoor Spaces with the SteriSpace™ Air Sterilization System

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Jianxin Wang, PhD
Genomics/Bioinformatics Platforms to Identify Cancer Drugs


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