Andrew Cuomo visits Accelerator

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo visits the Biotech Accelerator in October 2012.


Accelerator Environment

Accelerator Environment: The CNY Biotech Accelerator is a joint project between Upstate Medical University and SUNY-ESF External Icon. The 40,000-square-foot building will accommodate companies involved in the commercialization of biomedical technologies.

Company Space

The main physical feature of the CNY Biotech Accelerator is modern lab space designed by the S/L/A/M Collaborative architectural firm.

Each Laboratory Module Includes:

  • Benches and casework for the module
  • Fume hood and biosafety cabinet
  • Telephone jacks
  • Data connections
  • Manual keypad entrance lock
  • Fixed lighting
  • Building heating, air conditioning and ventilation system
  • 120-volt single phase electrical outlets
  • House compressed air and vacuum
  • Hot/cold potable water
  • Sinks
  • Purified water
  • Natural gas for laboratory instruments

Common Space

A critical feature of incubation is the synergy that occurs among other growth-oriented companies. The CNY Biotech Accelerator provides several common areas for formal and informal gatherings. In addition, several accelerator-wide programs will be held in these areas and open to all clients.