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Mission, Vision & History


To promote a knowledge-based transformation of Western New York through the biomedical research, education, clinical practice, and entrepreneurship of its member institutions.


To be a magnet of opportunities – attracting and retaining the best and the brightest.


For decades, the region’s major clinical care, research-related, and medical education institutions have co-existed within blocks of each other in downtown Buffalo. While they collaborated with regard to patient care and scientific research for years, there had been little coordinated planning for the development of our shared property.

2001 marked a new beginning for a tremendous future. The institutions in partnership with the City of Buffalo, the County of Erie, and the historic Fruit Belt and Allentown neighborhoods, formed the BNMC to create a master plan for the development of this growing medical community. The institutions laid out a 20 year plan that was accomplished in 8 years, and this master plan was updated again in 2010.

Since its inception, the BNMC has become a hub of public and private investment. It has emerged as the address for the region’s life sciences initiatives.


  • We will respect the individual mission and identity of our members and associated organizations.
  • We will pursue preeminence in all endeavors related to our mission.
  • We will communicate and coordinate effectively.
  • We will support regional development beyond our campus boundaries, reflecting our member’s total composition and initiatives.
  • We will engage our surrounding neighborhoods to enhance diversity, inclusion, and community revitalization.
  • We will create an environment that will seek cooperative collaborations and community solutions.
  • We will be leaders in sustainability.
  • We will ensure a clean, safe, friendly, and healthy environment.