New York Governor proposes $105M alliance between New York Genome Center and University of Buffalo

January 13, 2014 |

In New York, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proposed in his State of the State address on Wednesday a $105 million partnership between the NYGC and the University at Buffalo’s Center for Computational Research, enabling genetic discoveries that will potentially save lives by transforming how health care impacts patients. Governor Cuomo’s commitment to vastly enhancing the genomic medicine capabilities of New York State will have profoundly positive implications on health care effectiveness and efficiency for patients everywhere.
 
This groundbreaking alliance is the product of recent advances in genomic medicine, and is intended to provide new, highly customized, effective and cost efficient treatments for what are today fatal and debilitating diseases. The partnership will also create new jobs in New York State. The NYGC is planning to add 500 positions in Manhattan and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus plans similar employee growth in the short term and more over time.
 
The NYGC will receive $55 million from the State and has committed to match it dollar for dollar with funds raised separately. With this new alliance, the NYGC will be fully focused on implementing advanced genomic research and expanding its application through world-class technology and the best physician-scientists available.
 

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