May 5 2020
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, COVID-19, R&D

Capital Region Life Sciences Cluster Mobilizes to Counter COVID-19

From conducting clinical trials to developing testing equipment and medical devices, the Capital Region’s Life Sciences Cluster is contributing to the effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Life Sciences Cluster employs more than 5,800 and features several industries that are nationally unique. Below is an overview of COVID-19-related activates

March 17 2020
Population Health Technology, R&D

The Research Connection – March 2020: Population Health Technology Edition

Featured R&D projects: MortalityMinder: A Tool for Analyzing County-level Mortality Trends App-Based Device to Accelerate Recovery for Chronic Pain, Other Illnesses Population Health Observatory This edition’s contributors: SUNY Research Foundation | University at Albany | University at Buffalo | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MortalityMinder: A Tool for Analyzing County-level Mortality Trends

January 9 2020
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, R&D

Capital Region NIH Awards Climb to 11-Year High

National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards in the Capital Region climbed to an 11-year high in fiscal 2019, driven by a surge in R&D funding at AMRI, GE Global Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Albany Medical Center, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis.1 “These NIH awards

December 10 2019
R&D, Software/Gaming/IT

The Research Connection – December 2019: Software Edition

Featured R&D projects: AiMOS – Artificial Intelligence Multiprocessing Optimized System A Self-Protecting 5G System Using Quantum Computing Approaches Improving Deepfake Detection Expanding Wireless Technology Where’s Waldo? Identifying Cyberattacks using Low-Level Hardware Information This edition’s contributors: SUNY Research Foundation | SUNY Polytechnic Institute | University at Albany | Clarkson University |

December 5 2019
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, R&D

Pharma Industry Funds 100s of Drug Clinical Trials in Capital Region

The pharmaceutical industry has started conducting hundreds of clinical trials at Capital Region medical facilities in recent years, and more drug testing is expected as the local Life Sciences Cluster vastly expands with several multimillion-dollar projects. Emerging Clinical Trial Support Assets The pharmaceutical industry funded 342 clinical trials for drug

December 5 2019
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, R&D

Capital Region Academic Life Sciences R&D Surges

R&D spending on life sciences increased by nearly 18 percent to $126.7 million in fiscal 2018. That was a four-year high for local R&D spending in that field, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new data from the Nation Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. The

October 30 2019
Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, News, R&D

Bioconnex announces the Capital Region Cancer Research New Frontiers Symposium: Cancer Immuno- and Related-Therapies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Capital Region Cancer Research group (CRCR) will sponsor a half-day symposium as part of its CRCR New Frontiers Series, entitled “New strategies and technologies in cancer research.” The event will be held on Nov. 1 at the Albany College of Pharmacy and

September 13 2019
Advanced Materials, R&D

The Research Connection – September 2019: Advanced Materials Edition

Featured R&D projects: Startup aims to advance the 3D printing of high-performance ceramics Binghamton to acquire advanced materials research tool Using nanotechnology to optimize ceramics, alloys, and composites Exploring the properties of photonic nanostructures Bio-industrial Materials Institute (BMI): Sustainable Materials Development Mycelium based biocomposites and foams High efficiency fiber reinforced

August 20 2019
News, R&D

Capital Region in top 50 for corporate R&D spending

Times Union By: Larry Rulison Albany- Despite the fact that General Electric Co., GlobalFoundries and companies like SI Group have all downsized their local operations in recent years, the Capital Region is an emerging force when it comes to corporate research and development spending. That’s according to the Center for

August 15 2019
R&D

Capital Region Businesses spend more than $1B on R&D Annually

The Capital Region is one of less than 50 metro areas nationwide where businesses spend more than $1 billion on R&D annually, according to new data from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). R&D Spending In 2015, businesses in the five-county Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) spent

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