Home to a legacy of health care innovation

Join cutting-edge firms changing the face of healthcare today

Our region is home to biotech, life sciences, and pharmaceutical firms focusing on both research and development as well as manufacturing. Companies like Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Albany Molecular Research Inc., GE Healthcare, GE Global Research and AngioDynamics call our region home. These firms benefit from a well-developed talent pipeline through UNY Polytechnic Institute, the University at Albany and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
We are known for our unique mix of research and development coupled with manufacturing capabilities- creating a “bench to bedside model” new companies can take advantage of. The medical equipment manufacturing legacy began after World War II and has been honed over the past 8 decades through public-private partnerships our region is proud of. 

Economic Highlights
  • 10th most workers in the R&D in Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences industry 
  • 153 drug/biological composition/body treating composition patents with local listed investors awarded
  • More than $50 million in awards from The National Institute of Health to regional companies
  • Sample companies: Regeneron, AMRI, AngioDynamics, Taconic Biosciences