VP Business Development
Bryon L. Price Sr.
Business Development Manager
President & CEO
Medical Device Manufacturing
Buffalo Niagara is uniquely positioned to support medical device manufacturing companies with their expansion or relocation efforts. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, is a 120-acre world-class collaborative research and medical park that employs almost 20,000 people. With eight member institutions, including new hospitals, the BNMC brings together more than 150 private-sector companies and social innovators.
Why Medical Device Manufacturing Companies Choose Buffalo Niagara
Medical device manufacturing companies in Buffalo Niagara enjoy a robust regional educational ecosystem. The region is home to three world-renowned engineering schools; as well as the University at Buffalo, one of the world’s top public research universities; and the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, one of the nation’s best medical schools for clinical care and research. These institutions and other regional colleges and universities produce more than 25,000 graduates every year.
Polymer Conversions (now MedBio) specializes in highly technical plastics injection molding for blood diagnostic systems, curettes, hearing protection products, and more.
Based in Buffalo Niagara, MedBio, LLC employs 125 people at its Polymer Conversions branch in Orchard Park, NY. The company needed to expand its footprint and was considering doing so in either Western New York or at its Michigan headquarters.
Ultimately, Polymer Conversions chose Buffalo Niagara. Not only did data on Buffalo Niagara’s workforce compare favorably with Michigan, but the region is home to thousands of companies that support medical device manufacturing. In addition, Polymer Conversions was able to take advantage of incentives like low-cost hydropower through the New York Power Authority; the Excelsior Jobs Program through Empire State Development; and sales tax abatement through the Erie County Industrial Development Agency.
Sources: US Department of Education (college graduates), Lightcast (establishments and employment)
Invest Buffalo Niagara is well equipped to assist in your business expansion project. View planning tips and download a two-page site criteria sheet to begin their property search. For additional data, incentive highlights, support services, real estate options, and an expansion checklist, download our free Advanced Manufacturing guide.