1/9/2014 4:35:01 PM

Buffalo Business First: $100M research site would link Buffalo, Downstate

Buffalo Business First

A proposed $100 million genomic research center connecting the University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus with top-level researchers downstate was duly noted in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “State of the State” address.

It looms as another key element in Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion campaign and was instantly welcomed by area officials.

“This important effort draws on many of our greatest assets as a premier research university — including our outstanding faculty, our reputation as a powerhouse in life sciences research and our considerable strength in supercomputing and medical information technology. With this trifecta of resources, UB is an ideal partner to transform medical diagnosis and treatment.” said Dr. Satish Tripathi, UB president and co-chairman of the Western New York Regional Development Council.

UB will partner with the recently-opened New York Genome Center in Manhattan along with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany on the new center. The center will test new methodologies for application in genomic medicine in hospitals in New York City.

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