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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 – Clinical Value Analysis

Inviting all entrepreneurs, researchers, and physicians to join the Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center (BACC) to our next Lunch & Learn Series event on March 29th. The topic of Clinical Value Analysis will be presented by Sharon Jensen, Associate Director of Clinical Value Analysis at Albany Medical Center. Ms. Jensen will provide an overview of the process of supply savings for the hospital and the orientation of introducing new products into the system.

Sharon Jensen has over three decades of increasing responsibilities and skills in multiple areas of acute academic medical center and community hospital facilities with a background in critical care nursing. She has developed leadership, planning and educational skills in a variety of patient care and management settings. She also has experience in value analysis, clinical project management and quality improvement – a proven combination of leadership and organizational abilities.

Date: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 – 12 PM to 1 PM
Location: S103B, S building – located on the Myrtle Avenue side of the Medical College (see map below)

Register with Nadia Roumanos at or 518-264-3590.