Why Should Your Life Sciences Startup Apply to 43North?

A key part of Buffalo’s continued growth is its flourishing life sciences industry, which is comprised of world-class facilities, a dedication to research, and a culture of innovation. We experience it first-hand with our incubator being located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).

From our doorstep you see Roswell Park, one of the top cancer institutes in the world. Just across the street is the University at Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, where students learn the key components that will make the scientists of tomorrow. And up the road is the brand-new Oishei Children’s Hospital, which is slated to open this fall.

Several of the region’s medical facilities have been nationally recognized for excellence, including the Gates Vascular Institute and Buffalo General Hospital (both located on the BNMC), as well as the Erie County Medical Center.

We’re in the thick of life sciences development in downtown Buffalo, which means opportunities for our winners to build lasting partnerships with some of the best and brightest in their industry.

This landscape has encouraged life sciences startups from around the world to apply to our competition, and many have become 43North winners:

  • 2014 winners Asana Medical, Efferent Labs, Genetesis, Hemogenyx, and Medical Conservation Devices
  • 2015 winners CleanSlate UV, Cytocybernetics, Disease Diagnostic Group, and Infonaut
  • 2016 winners Oncolinx and Pathovax

In the video below, hear from the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Empire Genomics (and 43North Board Member), Norma Nowak. Dr. Nowak spearheaded the life sciences startup community when she founded Empire Genomics in 2006. Also hear from Co-Founder of 2015 winner CleanSlate UV, Taylor Mann, about the opportunities for life sciences startups to succeed in Buffalo.

So don’t wait, now’s the time to build your business in Buffalo. But hurry, our application deadline of May 24th is less than 2 weeks away! Click here to get started or return to your application.