Slide background
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 …

Read More

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 – Pharmaceutic Labs, a 503B Outsourcing Facility

Physicians, researchers, entrepreneurs and friends of the BACC are cordially invited to a Lunch & Learn exploring the benefits of working with a 503B Outsourcing Facility facilitating pharmacy manufacturing. As a registered and approved FDA facility, a 503B Facility can rapidly create approved pharmaceutical products, specialized drug combinations, clinical testing and sterile repacking.

Currently three AMC researchers and clinicians are working with Pharmaceutic Labs to investigate potential formulations in their respective areas of specialty. We are excited to host Ernesto Samuel; CEO of Pharmaceutic Labs to share his experience and to explain this new and potentially expedited commercialization process. Mr. Samuel is a successful scientific and technical executive with over 25 years of pharmaceutical and cosmetic experience. Pharmaceutic Labs recently formed a strategic partnership with Albany Medical Center (AMC) to create a CRO called Biomed Innova, which will assist regional researchers and clinicians in accelerating existing research projects.

Date: Wednesday, May 10th, 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.

Please register by e-mailing Nadia Roumanos at We look forward to seeing you.