Director: Robert Genco, DDS, PhD
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Vice Provost, Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach
This key function will help transform clinical and translational research by focusing on developing inventions of researchers in institutions in the Buffalo Translational Consortium, leading to a greater number of products and services available for health care.
For effective development and translation of products such as biomedical devices and drugs from discoveries of researchers, public-private partnerships are often required.
The activities of the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Key Function are integrated with the UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) to take advantage of STOR best practices to maximize potential in developing inventions and technology.
See this link for an overview of proposed initiatives.
The Life Sciences Buffalo Catalyst Fund provides resources for prototype development, proof of concept, safety and other studies to advance early discoveries towards translation to practice. A recent round of proposals has undergone rigorous internal peer review and the highest rated proposals will be submitted to outside funding bodies for consideration for funding.