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Welcome to BACC
A Hub of Bio-Discovery



We exist to help great minds transform their biomedical business opportunities into viable, thriving ventures.

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center (BACC) at Albany Medical College. Our institution was founded 175 years ago and we have always been focused on new innovations in biomedical research and education. The BACC is our latest initiative that draws upon the knowledge and experience of a community of people who strive to bring bio-medical innovations to market. Its existence demonstrates we are committed to discovering, developing and accelerating breakthrough …

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StartUp NY

The BACC recently received StartUp NY designation.  This means qualified startups can operate their business at the BACC tax-free for 10 years. Contact us to see if you qualify.



The BACC offers a variety of assets including wet lab space, business and financial guidance along with connections to world class researchers, medical talent, industry leaders and more.  See More …


Selection Process

Join the BACC and become part of an ecosystem designed to help your business succeed. Learn more about our selection process.

To learn about future events at the BACC, please complete the contact form here: Contact Us


Two BACC Academy participants were recently recognized at the Rensselaer Business Model Competition. Vincent Arena who is part of Sanguine Diagnostics won 2nd place and received $5,000. In addition, Nadia Roumanos who is part of Tactile Immersion won the Intellectual Property Award and received $1,000 in legal in-kind services.

Upcoming event:

BACC Lunch & Learn Series – Strategies for SBIR/STTR Success
Date: Thursday, June 22 2017 – 12 PM to 1 PM
Location: S103B, S building – located on the Myrtle Avenue side of the Medical College (see map below)
Lunch is provided.

Physicians, researchers, entrepreneurs and friends of the BACC are cordially invited to a Lunch & Learn presentation about securing federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Every year, federal agencies, like the National Institute of Health, set aside budget money to fund groundbreaking research that has potential for public impact. Both programs present excellent opportunities to fund translational research at Albany Medical Center.

The event is presented by Amala Consulting and Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Amala Consulting provides grant writing, project management, research and report writing, as well as data analysis for both nonprofit and for profit organizations. The NY SBDC delivers high quality business consulting and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. We are honored to have both of them present for this event.

If you plan on joining us for Lunch & Learn – Strategies for SBIR/STTR Success, please email Nadia Roumanos at We look forward to seeing you.