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Buffalo Niagara is Ideal for Life Sciences

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.
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Invest Buffalo Niagara Can Assist with your Growth, Free of Charge

Companies in fields like pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical devices, healthcare IT, and more are thriving in Buffalo Niagara. We’ve assisted many of them and we can help you grow in Buffalo Niagara too! Explore our resources, then contact us to assist with your project. Our economic development professionals can provide site location assistance, labor market and demographics analysis, market research, facilitate state and local incentive applications, and much more – all confidentially. 

Why Buffalo Niagara?

Companies are Choosing Buffalo Niagara

Companies from across the country choose Buffalo Niagara because of its unique regional advantages. And 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)

Dedicated to Life Sciences

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 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Finally, the UB NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and 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.

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. As part of UB, and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is one of the nation’s best medical schools for clinical care and research.

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.

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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.

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