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News about tenant/clients of BIA/NYS member incubator programs.

Buffalo News spotlights synergy among regional healthcare startups at BNMC Innovation Center

The Buffalo News has a fascinating story on three regionally focused home-healthcare startups that have banded together at our member the Thomas Beecher Jr. Innovation Center at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The independent but highly synergistic businesses that now share a suite at the Innovation Center are:

  • Mobile Pharmacy Solutions, founded by graduates of UB's School of Pharmacy. The company intends to compete with national pharmacy chains by offering customized home-delivery services. It moved from a suburban location to the downtown Innovation Center last December, opening a retail storefront and a compounding lab, and boosting its weekly prescription count by about 50% since then;
  • Advantage Home Telehealth, which remotely monitors patients' vital signs; and
  • Mobile Primary Care, a team of traveling nurse practitioners.

The three are jointly marketing as a network called Mobile HealthCare Connections. Their work strikes us as a prime example of how a local entrepreneurial ecosystem can support the testing and tuning of potentially disruptive business models. The News story is here

Stony Brook incubator programs: $750k DOE commercialization grant to CEBIP client ThermoLift & new tenant buncee to Calverton Business Incubator

Two recent milestones from different programs at our supporting member the Stony Brook University incubator programs:

Congratulations to both incubator tenant/clients! UPDATE (8/31): ThermoLift (and Solar Cool) were visited on Startup Day Across America by U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop.

Tech Farm adds Quantum Loop Solutions, building software systems for wineries

Quantum Loop Solutions, which builds software systems for small wineries, is the newest tenant of The Technology Farm, also known as the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park. An affiliate of the incubator program at the Lennox Tech Enterprise Center of High Tech Rochester, the company won  third place in the 2012 Rochester Regional Buiness Plan Competition.

Company founder Sam Weiner explains he moved from the Rochester area to the Technology Farm in Geneva in order to be near the center of the Finger Lakes wine industry. The City of Geneva and the Technology Farm are rapidly emerging as a center of technical support for this sector. The Tech Farm is building a new facility to house the Viticulture Program of Finger Lakes Community College and plans one day also to host the USDA/ARS Grape Genetics Research Unit currently based across the road, at Cornell's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station.

For more information see the attached news release. 

Parker Hannifin deploys combined heat and power system codeveloped by CEBIP client Watt Fuel Cell

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the industrial controls giant based in Cleveland, announced the first field installation of a combined heat and power soid-oxide fuel-cell system codeveloped with Watt Fuel Cell Corp., a Port Washington-based client of the NYSERDA-supported Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) at Stony Brook University. For more information, see the Parker Hannifin news release. UPDATE (8/31): Watt Fuel Cell was