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A new biotech facility in Central New York

The CNY Biotech Accelerator is being built to provide affordable space for companies — including office and wet laboratory space — that meets the latest and most up-to-date specifications for the biotech industry. Clients will have access to all the components necessary to help their companies prosper. Planners for the facility have solid experience in the incubator setting and bring cumulative expertise to the design and operation of this new facility.


Relevant support for emerging businesses and entrepreneurs

The CNY Biotech Accelerator provides new companies with a strong foundation of support — ranging from business planning via Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management, to monthly on-site seminars, to meetings with speakers in our entrepreneurship lecture series, to the development of an individually-paced commercialization plan for clients to launch them to future success. Clients also will receive discounted rates on a range of services, including insurance, attorneys, relocation, and human resources.


The richness of a dedicated environment

Clients of the CNY Biotech Accelerator will find themselves in a setting adjacent to three of Central New York's leading universities, with direct support from two highly specialized institutions. Upstate Medical University, with basic science and clinical expertise in biomedical sciences, and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, with a focus on biotechnology from the natural world, provide a unique platform for the accelerator and its program. The accelerator also has proximity to Upstate University Hospital with its specialized clinical and research settings and to area biotech industry partners.


Access to university resources

Clients of the CNY Biotech Accelerator will be able to access the talents of leading researchers, scientists, clinicians and experts in biomedical and biotechnology fields. Clients also will have use of core institutional resources at faculty-discount rates and free library services and journal access. The combined student body within walking distance of the accelerator totals nearly 25,000 — providing a talented and ready pool of potential interns and employees.


Terrific location

The CNY Biotech Accelerator is located in Syracuse, in the center of New York's fourth largest city, in the heart of New York State. Clients enjoy easy access to rail, air and bus transportation, and the facility is close to the intersection of the state's main interstate highways. The accelerator is blocks from both Downtown Syracuse and University Hill, with parking at the incubator site.