Medical professional using AI technology.

UB's Expertise in Biotechnology

The University at Buffalo is a leader in biomedical and life sciences research, innovation and application development. UB is fueling the next generation of biotechnology, bio-manufacturing and bioengineering solutions.

Closeup of hands holding prescription drugs.

Expertise in Biotechnology

Advancing the development of next-generation protein drugs
Working with leading pharmaceutical companies to advance the development of next-generation protein drugs and provides improved effectiveness and convenience for users. The Center is a core research facility within the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), conducting cutting-edge research and providing structured training programs in partnership with other centers.

Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS)

Expert support & core services for biomedical and life sciences
From mature companies to innovative startups, the Center is the home to state-of-the-art assets for scientific research. Experts on staff accelerate the commercialization of emerging technologies. Partners access wet labs, incubation space, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, and bioanalysis core services or experts. Biomedical and life sciences workforce development, education and training programs abound.

BioXFEL – NSF Science and Technology Center

Biology with X-ray Free Electron Lasers (BioXFEL) is a Science and Technology Center addressing the fundamental questions in biology at the molecular level. Featuring state-of-the-art X-ray laser technology, BioXFEL allows researchers to capture biological molecules in atomic detail, view their functional motions by taking brief snapshots, and observe interactions in their native environment. 

Super computer data center.

Center for Computational Research (CCR)

Leading supercomputing facility

CCR maintains a high-performance computing environment, high-end visualization laboratories, and support staff with expertise in HPC, data and visualization, software development, data analytics and parallel computing. Partners can access advanced computing/data resources, hardware, software and consulting and training services.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Advancing initiatives to improve healthcare and reduce health disparities in our community
The Institute enables ideas to move from labs and universities into the development of improved health care diagnostics, drugs, therapies and devices that save peoples’ lives and improve health outcomes.

Scientist holding flask and pipette.

Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data and Health Sciences (UB CAT)

Life and Health Sciences R&D
The Center partners with industry to drive collaborative product development and proof-of-concept research. Developmental projects focus on drug development, diagnostics, therapeutics and healthcare IT with a big data component.

Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)

Understanding morbidity and mortality
The Women's Health Initiative is a multi-center clinical trial and national health study  
that has yielded major discoveries in chronic diseases affecting postmenopausal women.

Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences

Addressing public health challenges
The Center is an international hub that fosters collaboration between UB and its international partners to address public health challenges, and establish the important connections between health and sustainable development to create solutions to worldwide health crises.

Meet Smitha James

James connects researchers with key industry partners to bring scientific research to market. She helps researchers access core facilities and equipment, leverage key projects, protect their intellectual property, and facilitate the commercialization of breakthroughs in life sciences. 

Smitha James.
Stelios Andreadis, PhD.

Stelios Andreadis

Andreadis, renowned expert in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, explains how the embryonic gene NANOG has the potential to reprogram adult stem cells and skeletal muscle cells, reversing the effects of aging. 

Arin Bhattacharjee

Bhattacharjee’s groundbreaking research spans numerous areas within molecular biology and neurobiology, including pharmacology, electrophysiology and the study of pain behavior. Bhattacharjee also heads Channavix, LLC, a biotech startup spearheading the development of non-opioid pain relief medications.

Arin Bhattacharjee.

Programs and services for life sciences companies

Our programs and services offer ways to engage with the research community. Biotech companies can tap into R&D project funding, access student talent, license a technology or leverage our scientific core services. Explore all the ways we help companies innovate!