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Monday, March 22, 2010

Academic and industry leaders gather at CNY Biotechnology Symposium

Academic and industry leaders gathered today for an Upstate Biotechnology Symposium sponsored by the CNY Biotechnology Research Center and SUNY ESF.  Among the highlights of the symposium was a preview of the stunning design for the new research center by King and King Architects and the S/L/A/M Collaborative. 

The Central New York Biotechnology Research Center — a collaboration of SUNY Upstate Medical Center and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry — is planning a $20 million, 50,000 square-foot building, now in design phase, with occupancy expected in late 2010 or early 2011.  With space to house between 20 and 30 companies in state of the art wet-lab/office modules, it will target spin-off companies and other research and strategic partners of SUNY Upstate, SUNY ESF, Syracuse University, and SUNY Morrisville.

The facility will accommodate industrial activity in medical biotechnologies, including human therapeutics and biodevices, as well as industrial, agricultural, and environmental biotechnologies, such as bioprocessing/bioproducts, bioremediation and biofuels. The CNY BRC will be located within walking distance of two other incubators -- The Syracuse Technology Garden and SU's CASE Center Incubation Program) -- as well as the NYS-supported Syracuse Center of Excellence in Energy and Environmental Systems which cut the ribbon on its $41 million new facility earlier this month.