June 2015 E-Newsletter
         Inspire. Connect. Innovate.  
In this year's New York State budget, state officials have increased funding for the Centers of Excellence. As a result the CBLS and UB's Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) will each receive  $1M in operating funds  to continue driving innovation and accelerating economic development in our region.


In a time when budgets and funding levels are being held steady and in some instances even decreased, this boost is a phenomenal testament to what the Centers of Excellence have accomplished with limited funds. 


A special thanks to the WNY delegation, the Cuomo Administration and the legislative staff for their efforts on our behalf. Their recognition of the value of these tech-based economic development entities will enable both the CBLS and the CMI to further expand engagement with out industry partners, to drive innovation and economic impact. 


Cilck here to see how we are successfully collaborating with bioinformatics and life sciences industries to grow the economy. 


Cilck here to see how the CMI leverages UB's cutting edge materials science, big data analytics and advanced manufacturing expertise to give companies a competitive advantage. 


Connect with us today. 


Kim Grant
Business Development Executive, CBLS
Chris Janson
Business Development Executive, CMI



The CBLS was proud to host ten entrepreneurs at the 2015 Pre-Seed Workshop on May 28th. This two-day boot camp is designed to turn a high-tech idea into a start-up company. Day two will resume on June 4th when the ten "idea champions" will pitch their product ideas to a panel of investors in a risk-free arena. 


June 6, 2015 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Buffalo Mini Maker Faire
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humbolt Parkway | Buffalo, NY 
The Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkers. They are of all ages and background.  
For more information on the Mini Maker Faire, click here. 
June 12, 2015 | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
4th Annual WNYSTEM Stem Cell Symposium
Hauptman-Woodward Research Institute
700 Ellicott Street | Buffalo, NY
Join us for our annual WNYSTEM Stem Cell Symposium event, featuring a
line-up of distinguished speakers and poster presentations on stem cells and
regenerative medicine.


Click here to register and view the event itinerary. 

Outstanding UB Biomedical Engineering Students Available to Assist Companies


Gain high-caliber assistance for one semester from an outstanding UB Biomedical Engineering (BME) student through the TCIE Engineering Fellows Program. BME students are able to translate problems into solutions, armed with the knowledge of FDA regulations and how they impact medical device and pharmaceutical operations. 


 Visit here for information or contact Gary Simon at ggsimon@buffalo.edu.

October 14 -15

MedTech2015 Convergence:
Building Momentum for Growth

100 Washington Street | Buffalo, NY 


Save the date for the largest gathering of executives and senior leaders from New York State's bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) industry for

To learn more about the event,  click here.

Think your startup is ready to take on the world? 
Here's your chance to prove it.

                          Nystar 2012