11/3/2013 12:17:00 PM
The Buffalo News: Nanotechnology center would boost region’s profile as a hub for research
The Buffalo News
The impressive investment in the medical and scientific fields in the
Buffalo Niagara region got another big boost with word that the Cuomo
administration is backing a major effort to create a hub here for
nanotechnology research, manufacturing and training.
– the manipulation of matter at the atomic or molecular level – may be
difficult to grasp, but the financial impact is simple, and enormous.
The nanotech center in Albany has brought billions of dollars to the
capital region, and a satellite project near Utica is expected to
attract another $1.5 billion there.
Now the SUNY College of
Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany would like Buffalo-area
developers to devise plans for a nanotechnology center that would create
a high-tech development hub in Buffalo.
The prospect of
replicating previous nanotechnology successes is irresistible. Bringing
nanotechnology into the scientific mix with Buffalo’s Center of
Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the life sciences
research at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will widen this area’s
reach into 21st century technology.