Building New York City’s Life Science Community

This month, NYSCF CEO Susan L. Solomon, JD, spoke at the NYC Builds Bio+ February Quarterly Breakfast (held at the New York Genome Center) about NYSCF’s role in strengthening New York City’s life sciences community. NYC Builds Bio+ aims to connect commercial life science opportunities to New York City’s real estate development community.

Ms. Solomon began with a presentation that discussed NYSCF’s mission of accelerating treatments and cures for the major diseases of our time through stem cell research. Much of this progress is made possible by the unique capabilities of the NYSCF Research Institute—a 40,000 square foot laboratory that houses state-of-the-art technologies such as the NYSCF Global Stem Cell ArrayTM (an automated robotic technology for manufacturing stem cell lines and cell types affected by disease at a large scale) as well as other cell culture facilities. Ms. Solomon outlined the considerations that went into the construction of this institute and how it creates a flexible space for collaboration, programs, and symposia.

Ms. Solomon was then joined by Lois Mate, AIA (Associate Partner, Ennead Architects), Brian Aronne (Senior Vice President, Operations Manager, Hunter Roberts), and Anthony Montalto, PE, LEED AP (Associate Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles) for a panel discussion on the current state of life sciences infrastructure in New York City and how it can be expanded in the coming years. The group highlighted NYSCF’s role as the foundational tenant of the Hudson Research Center, a hub dedicated to fostering innovation and collaboration amongst researchers.

NYSCF looks forward to continuing to foster growth within New York City’s life sciences community and to working alongside committed organizations who share this goal.

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