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The Center's Mission


The mission of the Center for Biotechnology (CFB) is to catalyze the translation of basic biomedical sciences into diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that benefit human health and society, and fuel economic growth.


Designated as a New York State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) in Medical Biotechnology, the CFB was established in 1983 as a cooperative research and development partnership between universities, private industry and government. The primary objective of the CFB is to generate positive economic impact in the form of new and retained jobs, corporate revenues and cost savings, as well as leveraged funding from private and public sources, primarily by capitalizing on the unique research capabilities of academic institutions to drive and support a globally competitive, knowledge-based economy in New York State.

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Center's Activities

To accomplish this goal, the CFB has developed a comprehensive and multi-faceted strategy, the implementation of which includes a wide scope of programs and activities in infrastructure development, technology development, business development, and workforce development.

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Constituents Served

The Center has extensive collaborative agreements with New York's biotechnology industry, as well as, national and international biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms. The Center seeks to support collaborative research arrangements between industry and academia. New York companies qualify for the Center's grant programs and reduced overhead rates on research projects. The Center will help to identify appropriate faculty for collaboration, consultation, and/or contract research. The Center also provides extensive assistance to companies looking to locate in New York State.

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