Top Industries: Life Sciences

Advancing Life Sciences

Although we’ve long been a successful home to medical advances, like the implantable pacemaker patented here in 1962, our assets continue to spell success for this innovative industry. And with the world-class Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus growing by the day, more and more medical and life sciences professionals are finding Buffalo Niagara to be the ideal place.
 
R&D activity is healthy in our region, bringing in approximately $350 million in research funding, with two thirds dedicated to life sciences, led by the University at Buffalo. We also rank 4th in the nation on a per-capita basis of life science workers – 15% of the degrees conferred by the region’s approximately 30 institutions of higher education are in life sciences.
 
In terms of finding the right space for your endeavors, there are a number of medical campuses and advance office parks ideally suited with the resources you might require.

Industry Overview

221 facilities | 6,491 jobs
24 majors | 4,126 graduates

Business Advantages

  • Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC), a 120+ acre collaborative research park in downtown Buffalo focused on bioinformatics, life sciences, clinical care, innovation, and research. There are more than 75 public and private companies on the BNMC today, including those focused on life sciences, biotech, and materials informatics.
  • More than 60 medical device companies are located here, among them manufacturers of anesthesia equipment, high-tech fabrics, thrombic-free pumps, imaging tools, opthamalic, filtration media and infusion pumps
  • Life sciences R&D is strong in the Buffalo Niagara region, bringing in approximately $350 million in research funding, with two thirds dedicated to life sciences, led by the University at Buffalo, New York’s flagship research university
  • The region produces life science workers – 15% of the degrees conferred by the region’s approximately 30 institutions of higher education are in the life sciences field, ranking Buffalo Niagara 4th in the nation on a per-capita basis.