From nanomaterials to photonics, explore the core technologies driving life sciences companies’ growth in Greater Rochester, NY.
Discovering Cures Right Here in Rochester
Nanomaterials, photonics, and medical imaging have been integrated into products such as diagnostic instruments, noninvasive medical imaging systems, and prescription contact lenses for local companies such as Carestream Health, CooperVision, and Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics.
With numerous life sciences companies and extensive research and development resources such as the University of Rochester Medical Center and the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, discoveries can be readily advanced from the lab into new treatments and cures.
Precision roll-to-roll coating processes and testing services, large-scale manufacturing facilities, cleanroom space for assembly of medical products, and a highly-skilled workforce manufacturing Class 1 & 2 medical devices are all right here in Rochester. Add to this our robust supply chain efficiencies, which allow companies to locally source automation machinery, plastic parts, and test strips at a cost that is competitive in the global marketplace.
Leveraging the capabilities and expertise among many precision manufacturers, software development firms, and research institutions, a diverse and highly skilled technical and engineering environment is readily available to collaborate in the development, prototyping, and commercialization of medical devices, biotech products, and healthcare IT applications.
|Position||Rochester Annual Mean Wage||National Annual Mean Wage||Rochester Advantage|
|Engineers, All Other||$97,080||$107,800||9.9%|
|Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health||$43,740||$50,550||13.5%|
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$72,410||$81,240||10.9%|
|Food Science Technicians||$43,330||$47,870||9.5%|
|Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations||$69,830||$79,360||12.0%|
|Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other||$40,320||$55,420||27.2%|
|Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products||$68,690||$72,390||5.1%|
|Social Science Research Assistants||$38,850||$56,430||31.2%|
|Training and Development Specialists||$60,830||$67,620||10.0%|
Notable Life Sciences Companies in Rochester, NY
Medical Device Companies
Biotech and Pharmaceutical Companies
Human therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.
Life Sciences Research Companies
A Powerful New Drug Discovery Partnership With NY State
The University of Rochester is partnering with the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to form a powerful new drug discovery partnership that aims to convert the institutions’ scientific breakthroughs into viable pharmaceuticals for commercialization and strengthen the region as a hub for life sciences research and development. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the new Empire Discovery Institute (EDI) will receive $35.4 million in funding over five years from Empire State Development, in addition to $12 million worth of in-kind support from the partner institutions. EDI’s focus will be on early-stage drug discovery, which includes identifying and designing drug candidates and assisting researchers in examining new drugs’ efficacy and safety in early-stage clinical trials. Moving new drug candidates more efficiently through the discovery and validation stages adds tremendous value, making them much more attractive to industry partners and investors. This will lead to licensing deals with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as the formation of startup companies that will continue developing the drugs.
Greater Rochester, New York’s Key Industries
Encompassing everything from precision-engineered technologies to the next breakthroughs in your favorite foods and beverages, the Rochester region has it all.
Greater Rochester, NY – Where smart people live and smart businesses grow.
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Vice President and COO, University of Rochester Medical Center
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Rochester has a great work base. They’re loyal. They’re smart. They’re well educated and they want to succeed.
Executive Chairman and CEO, Eastman Kodak
We keep and maintain and are investing specifically in Rochester because that is where the talent is. We don’t succeed without the right talent.
Vice President and General Manager, Corning Incorporated
Rochester has the manufacturing capability, testing capability, and intellectual horsepower.
Past Chairman, NY BEST
Rochester has a deep talent pool around all of the things that we need to do to commercialize advanced materials for the energy economy.
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Ionomr
The decision to expand locally was a relatively easy one for CooperVision. The Rochester area has provided so many of the elements necessary for a successful operation.
The proximity to top colleges and industry-leading companies, in addition to the quality of life in Western New York, made the decision to open our second office in Rochester an easy one.
Director, Security Risk Advisors
Rochester is home to some of the finest optics companies in the nation, almost all of which OptiPro does business with.
We have a long history of people skilled in aerospace technology and precision optical assembly. We take advantage of the industrial base in the Rochester area. We also take advantage of the skill sets developed by our local technical institutions like MCC, RIT, or the University of Rochester.”
Cryogenic Optical Test Director for James Webb Space Telescope, L3 Harris
We have inherited an exceptional quality of life thanks to an impressive cluster of cultural organizations, unparalleled natural resources, and a resilient and welcoming spirit of community.
President, Rochester Insititute of Technology
Once people get here and their families get used to short commute times, low home prices, the fact we have all kinds of recreational sporting activities, the quality of schools, they don’t want to leave.
CEO and Chairman, Sweetwater Energy
Rochester has provided ID Signsystems with the ability to grow and develop by tapping into the region’s large pool of design-focused talent, technicians, engineers and sign makers.
President, ID Signsystems
Our network of local universities, colleges, and optics companies has created a workforce pipeline that is unmatched anywhere in the United States.
GRE’s direction and guidance proved to be well worth our investment. Their passion to make the business environment in the Rochester area greater is very apparent.
There is unlimited, untapped technical talent in the area and I hope we start a wave of other companies moving to Rochester.
Rochester has a long history of being a hub for telecommunications. There is a rich ecosystem of talent and services to support business growth.
Founder and CEO, Wire3
Rochester is the perfect size city to get business done. I’m always one connection away from anything I’m looking for.
President, Kink BMX
The work we’ve done and the momentum we’ve generated as a business has been possible in large part because of the talent, knowledge and industriousness of our people in Rochester, NY.
CEO, Brand Networks
We have access to talent graduating from our businesses and technical institutions capable of perpetuating our success for years to come.
President & CEO, Simcona Electronics
The Rochester region provided convenient access to both railroads and major highways, as well as proximity to Barilla’s customer base in the Northeast.
Vice President of Supply Chain, Barilla America
Rochester has an excellent pool of qualified professionals with the right work ethic.
Health Services President and General Manager, Maximus
The country is starting to recognize Rochester as a technical city outside of just software. We have optics and manufacturing that’s exceeding most of the baselines around the country.
Rochester has the resources optics companies need to transform their concepts into reality.
Dr. Duncan T. Moore
Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship and Professor of Optical Engineering
Rochester has a great base of intellectual capital in the science and technology fields at local businesses and universities.
Daniel J. Burns
Regional President, M&T Bank Corporation
We’ve developed vaccines to prevent cervical cancer right here in Rochester.
Vice President and COO, University of Rochester Medical Center
Among many great options, none could match Rochester in terms of talent, local supplier networks, and opportunities to partner with top-tier research institutions.
CEO, Plug Power