RPCI is part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC), a consortium of seven healthcare and medical research institutions that have joined forces to advance education, research, patient care, and the commercialization of scientific discoveries. Within the BNMC, the new Buffalo Life Sciences Complex (BLSC) links three premier research institutions, which share core facilities and build on existing collaborations to speed the development of new therapies. This venture is transforming the Buffalo Niagara region, attracting private-sector support for innovation in the life sciences, and generating exciting new business ventures.
- RPCI’s new Center for Genetics and Pharmacology will complement the work of the two other institutions that are part of the BLSC.
- The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) is an independent, non-profit biomedical research institute. HWI’s president, mathematician Herbert A. Hauptman, Ph.D., won the 1985 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work in crystallography, which opened the door to the development of new kinds of drugs. The new HWI facility houses biomedical research programs in structural biology, genomics and proteomics.
The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest research campus in the State University of New York system. Its Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, part of the BLSC, is one of five Research Centers of Excellence in New York State. In addition to providing expertise in bioinformatics and access to UB’s supercomputer, the center serves as a resource for drug design and the commercialization of new products for the BLSC partners.