CBIS Industry Partners

Industry Partners Program

Companies looking to solutions for cutting-edged biotechnology problems are finding their way to RPI’s unique Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS). In operation since 2004, CBIS offers the most advanced biotechnology research facility in the nation. What sets us apart is our collaborative focus on innovation and discovery in biotechnology and medicine at the interface of life sciences, physical sciences and engineering.

Our interdisciplinary research teams perform fundamental, applied, and translational research. CBIS is a powerhouse of basic research and its application to solving real-world problems in healthcare and biotechnology. The combination of diverse research constellations and advanced technological tools enables ground-breaking work in:

  • Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering: Biologics, bioengineered drugs, high-throughput assays
  • Regenerative Medicine: Acellular scaffolds for tissue engineering and drug delivery, 3D cell printing, stem cell bioengineering
  • Biocomputation and Bioinformatics: Healthcare analytics, green industrial enzymes, molecular dynamics
  • Advanced Materials: Bio-nano materials, biofilms, anti-infection compounds and coatings

Breakthrough Capabilities

CBIS is opening pathways to innovation, discovery, and commercial developments in diagnostics, therapeutics, medical devices, and regenerative medicine. Some examples include:

  • Synthetic heparin
  • Antimicrobial coatings
  • Integrated CT/MRI • Detoxification chemotherapy
  • Biomedicine-on-Demand
  • 3D cellular array chip (toxicology)

Functionalized acellular matrices for

  • Tissue engineering and drug delivery
  • Implantable sensors
  • Environmentally friendly industrial enzymes

How It Works

We offer three levels of participation in the CBIS Industry Partners Program:

Bio 1: Core Use

  • Discounted access to short courses
  • Discounted partner rates on equipment rentals and laboratory testing assistance
  • Participation in annual conference with ample networking opportunities with faculty and other industry partners
  • Sponsor graduate student whose research will be presented at the annual conference

Bio 2: Consultancy

  • Active participation in the nation’s most exciting interdisciplinary biotechnology research frontiers
  • Access to consulting assistance for basic or applied research and demonstration projects
  • Partner benefits for up to 3 corporate units
  • Depending upon the research being performed, this level may involve the negotiation of a licensing agreement
  • All Bio 1 benefits

Bio 3: Sponsored Research Agreements

  • Access to tenured faculty and graduate student support to conduct:
  1. Basic research designed to explore a specific scientific challenge and lay the groundwork for technological development
  2. Applied research which explores whether a technology could become a solution to a particular challenge
  3. Demonstration research in which our researchers assist with the company’s product development
  • This level will involve a negotiated sponsored agreement based upon the nature of the research
  • All Bio 1 benefits

For information contact:
p: 518-276-2877
f: 518-276-4233
e: cbisbiopartners@rpi.edu