Translational Research

Strategic Partnership with the Center for Biotechnology


The Department of Biomedical Engineering serves as the home for the Center for Biotechnology, one of New York’s fifteen Centers for Advanced Technology.

The Center for Biotechnology’s mission is to catalyze the translation of basic biomedical sciences into diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that benefit human health and society and fuel economic growth.

Center-driven initiatives have included the establishment of the Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI) program, founding of the New York Biotechnology Association (NYBA) and the Long Island Life Sciences Initiative (LILSI) and the creation of an Innovative Technology Development (ITD) Program focused on the discovery and development of academic-based technologies toward commercial goals. Annual economic impact related to these activities approached $1.2B from 1998 - 2013.