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Accelerator Environment


The CNY Biotech Accelerator is a joint project between Upstate Medical University and SUNY-ESF External Icon. The 45,000+ square foot LEED Siver-certified facility will accommodate companies involved in the commercialization of biomedical technologies.

Company Space

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

Each Laboratory Module Includes:

  • Moveable benches with shelving and casework
  • Fume hood and biosafety cabinet
  • Telephone jacks
  • Data connections
  • Locked entrance
  • Fixed lighting
  • Building heating, air conditioning and ventilation system
  • 120-volt single phase electrical outlets (higher voltage can be accomodated if needed)
  • Back-up generator
  • House compressed air and vacuum
  • Hot/cold potable water
  • Sinks
  • RO/DI water
  • Natural gas for laboratory instruments
  • Eyewash/safety shower

Common Shared 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.

  • Conference rooms 
    • conferencing and video equipment available  
  • Kitchenette with tables, chairs, microwave, refrigerator, sink and vending machines
  • Glass washer and sterilizer
  • Flamable refrigerator 
  • -80 Freezers
  • Shared equipment lab
  • Street level loading dock
  • Video security for all entrances and parking lot
  • Wireless Internet
  • Building Management
  • Waste Removal
  • New York State Notary Public

Mentor and Service Programs

  • Incubation/Acceleration and Graduate Program
  • Privileged access to proprietary IP and intelligence services
  • Partner programs with SUNY Upstate Medical Unicersity faculty, students and staff
  • Mentor and/ Service Programs: Technology Transfer, Accounting, Legal consultants, IRB, Funding
  • Access to network and core facilities/equipment/experts at Upstate Medical University, SUNY ESF, Syracuse University, SUNY Oswego
  • Regional Small Busiiness Services
  • Educational Events
  • Resumes on file for staffing needs