Biotech and Life Sciences

Life Science is a Key Driver of Economic Growth

New York’s diversity and strengths are enabling groundbreaking life science innovation

Through strategic investment in biopharmaceutical, device and diagnostic research, development and manufacturing, New York fuels the creation of cutting-edge healthcare solutions. New York is growing its life science industry through a broad range of economic development programs and public-private partnerships, supported by the state’s award-winning research talent. And through its $620 million Life Science Initiative, New York is expanding the state’s ability to commercialize research and spurring the growth of a world-class life science research cluster.

Here’s how New York is growing the industry:

Two scientists working in a lab at the Roswell Park Center for Genetics & Pharmacology in Buffalo, NY

The Empire Discovery Institute – with the University of Rochester, University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Center as founding partner institutions– will fast track translation of  groundbreaking research from the laboratory to commercial opportunity.

A scientist working in the Wadsworth Public Health Laboratory.

New York’s Wadsworth Center, one of the foremost public health systems in the country, is partnering with world class biopharmaceutical companies to create commercial solutions that address critical public health issues—including Lyme Disease, one of the country’s fastest-growing infectious diseases.

Biotech and Life Science in New York State

Discover why New York State is the ideal place to launch or expand your business.

Life Science Regulations

ESD is accepting public comments on the proposed Life Science regulations until Monday, October 14, 2019, at 5PM EST. Please direct all comments to Thomas Regan, Associate Counsel, at [email protected]

Industry Contact

Loretta Beine
Director, Industry Development; Life Sciences