The biosciences industry in Westchester County comprises academic institutes doing basic research, R&D startups, large manufacturers and supply chain participants, and related industry experts providing specialized consulting, financing, marketing and communications, and other important support services. Non-profit organizations are also located here, supporting patients and research into diseases and medical conditions ranging from alzheimer’s and autism, to brain injury, cancer, diabetes, leukemia, and more.
The heart of the biosciences ecosystem here is mid-County, where Regeneron, the Biotechnology Incubator at New York Medical College, the Touro College of Dental Medicine, and Westchester Medical Center are located. Digital health, drug development, and medical device companies can be found all around the County, as can critical support from world-class clinicians and healthcare organizations.
Deepening the Bioscience industry is a priority for the County, building on the substantial footprint this industry already has in our local economy. Westchester is currently the largest bioscience cluster in New York State. We are well positioned to expand the sector, given our highly educated workforce, desirable quality of life, and physical location within the NY Metro region. We are close to important transportation hubs, airports, and significant academic institutions.
The County has established an Industry Desk to support the Bioscience Industry, identifying trends and needs of the existing ventures and to attract new businesses here. The Industry Desk is staffed by the Office of Economic Development, and supported by the Bioscience Industry Task Force.
To support the Bioscience Industry Desk and keep the Office of Economic Development up to date on trends and issues within the local and regional ecosystem, the County has established the Bioscience Industry Task Force. Chaired by Bridget Gibbons and Deborah Novick, the Task Force includes key business leaders and stakeholders from across the various sectors of the local bioscience industry.
Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator is a competitive entry, 6-month long program designed to provide entrepreneurship education and regional networking to seed-stage ventures developing therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, research tools, digital health and materials technology breakthroughs.