MedTech, the leading voice of bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) in New York State, today released its 2014 Bio/Med Industry Report, Bio/Med Breakthroughs: Advancing New York State’s Innovation Economy, at MEDTECH 2014. The report is sponsored by the National Grid, the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), NYSEG and RGE.

According to the report, pharmaceutical preparation, in-vitro diagnostic substance surgical appliance and supplies manufacturing as well as life science commercial research and development are emerging subsectors in Western New York, where employment rose by 4 percent between 2007 and 2012.

Responses and numbers indicate workforce and talent development is a major strength for Bio/Med in New York State. Western New York and the neighboring Finger Lakes region are the most-targeted area for recruiting bioscience talent. The Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester and the University of Buffalo are the top three education pipelines in New York State.
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