Westchester Biotech Project To Focus On Building Community, Collaborations
The Westchester Biotech Project, launched this spring, will try to bring together the various facets — education centers, private business and government — of Westchester’s biotech industry to help boost research. In doing so, its organizers say it can build on momentum already propelling the local biotech sector forward.
“There are a lot of things happening at once,” said Joanne Gere, executive director of the Westchester Biotech Project. “You have the billion-dollar-plus investment at North 60 and a really nice cohort of universities such as New York Medical College, and companies like IBM, Regeneron and other smaller companies.”
Gere said the group is working now to identify challenges in the county’s research community and develop programs around them. New York Medical College, through its BioInc@NYMC life sciences incubator, is a partner in the project, as is the Westchester County Association.