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   September 2014 Newsletter


SEPTEMBER 18: Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series, "Molecular Diagnostics for Personalized Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities" 


4-5 PM: New York State Center of Excellence in
Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
701 Ellicott Street (2nd Floor) | Buffalo NY 14203 



Keynote Speaker: Richard Montagna, PhD, FACB


Join us for a discussion on the technical, regulatory and reimbursement challenges of personalized medicine with Richard A. Montagna, PhD, FACB, senior vice president for scientific and clinical affairs at Rheonix, Inc.

 Norma Nowak, PhD, director of scientific innovation and partnership at the University at Buffalo will host the lecture and provide an update on the Buffalo Institute for Genomics (BIG). Michael Buck, PhD, associate professor and WNYSTEM SCSF director, will conclude the program.

Register today for this free event.


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OCTOBER 29: Bright Buffalo Niagara Semifinalists Meet-Up 


3-7 PM: University at Buffalo Clinical Translational Research Center
875 Ellicott Street| Buffalo NY 14203 

(Invitation only, space is limited)



What are the 2014 plans for Bright Buffalo Niagara, the annual program connecting entrepreneurs and investors since 2009?



Meet the hottest prospects for investment - the semifinalists and finalists of 43North, the country's largest business plan contest based right here in Buffalo. This VIP exhibit and networking event in the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be before the October 30th 43North finals to:

  • Check out the select group of companies who made it all the way to the 43North Semifinals among literally thousands of applicants from around the globe in the $5M business competition
  • Exclusive Preview! Meet the 43North Finalists as they wrap up their preparation day activities for the finals pitch

Thank you corporate sponsors:

Keep Calm and Hackathon!

Big news in tech collaboration is coming September 10! Stay tuned for more information about this one-of-a-kind virtual hack-a thon, sponsored by Western New York's top technology and entrepreneurial innovators and a major telecommunications company. 

September 15, 2014
MedTech2014: Redefining Innovation in the Face of
Healthcare Reform
Albany, NY
Join the largest gathering of executives and senior leaders from across New York State's Bio/Med industry for MEDTECH2014, a two-day conference starting on September 15, 2014. Register now!

Talented UB Engineering Students Ready to Assist Companies with Solving Problems

As UB Engineering students prepare for the new school year,
UB TCIE is searching for opportunities that will put their knowledge and skills to use. Businesses short on manpower, time or technical expertise are urged to consider programs that provide one or more students to address specific needs. 
View a short video to learn more or visit here for details. 

October 3, 2014

Farm to Fork Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers

Rochester, NY


FuzeHub's half-day solutions forum provides a unique networking opportunity for manufacturers in the food service industry and discover the resources available to manufacturers in New York State. Register today! 

Looking to start or expand your business? 
START-UP NY is a 10 year, tax-free, job creation program for businesses starting, expanding or relocating in New York State. The University at Buffalo currently has 20 designated tax-free locations across its North, South and Downtown campuses. For more information, contact Karen M. Utz, director, program administration, at
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