VP Business Development
Business Development Manager
President & CEO
Buffalo Niagara has long been a hub of innovation in life sciences and health sciences. Today, we’re home to world-class organizations like the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and others. We rank fourth in America for the per-capita percentage of life sciences workers and the sector accounts for a full 2% of all employment in Buffalo Niagara—higher than the national average of 1.6%. And your talent pipeline will be full: Every year, nearly 20% of the degrees conferred by our region’s colleges and universities are in life sciences and related fields.
Why Life Sciences and Health Sciences Companies Are Calling Buffalo Niagara Home
Companies in fields like pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical devices, healthcare IT, and more are thriving in Buffalo Niagara:
Companies from across the country choose Buffalo Niagara because of its unique regional advantages. Among them are:
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. This 120-acre, world-class collaborative research and medical park anchors the Innovation District in the heart of downtown Buffalo. The campus includes brand-new hospitals, research centers, incubators, and over 200 private-sector companies – employing about 20,000 people.
A robust educational ecosystem. The Buffalo Niagara region is home to three world-renowned engineering schools; plus one of the world’s top public research universities, the University at Buffalo, 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.
A dedication to innovation. Buffalo’s Innovation Center provides idea generation, campus collaboration, business modelers, startup companies, service providers, and scaling post-launch businesses. The internationally recognized Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute was founded by Dr. Herbert Hauptman, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1985. Finally, the UB NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences is home to a $100 million collaboration in genomic medicine, as well as the University at Buffalo’s Center for Computational Research, one of the most powerful university-based supercomputers in the country.
Attention from investors. More than $530 million in angel and venture capital funding—with two thirds dedicated to life sciences and health sciences—has been funneled into our region’s strong research and development sector.
Sources: Lightcast (establishments and employment), Buffalo Business First (angel and venture capital funding)
Download the Buffalo Niagara Life Sciences Brochure
Our region is home to an ever-growing network of life sciences and health sciences companies from spin-offs and startups to businesses choosing to relocate here. Explore the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC), see how Buffalo Niagara is investing in life sciences and health sciences, and learn about the invaluable thought-leaders that call Buffalo Niagara home.