September 2008
NYSTAR Environmental Quality Systems
IUCB is the Western New York "anchor" for a 12-institution academic/industry Environmental Quality Systems consortium sponsored by NYSTAR, New York Science, Technology, and Academic Research Agency. NYSTAR-EQS is managed State-wide through the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (visit

Here is the recent 6-month report of progress on issues of indoor air quality, as influenced by outdoor sources.

May 2007
UB Offers Life Sciences Certificate Program
Strengthening this knowledge base among life science industry workers is the basis for a new certificate program, "Regulatory Environment of Medical Devices and Implants" (REMeDI) offered by the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University at Buffalo.

July 2006
Allergy Friendly Rooms
If three Buffalo companies are right, allergy-friendly hotel rooms could be the tip of a giant health-conscious market that could push their products and services into homes, hospitals and even school buses.. Now, with local research scientifically backing their products' claims, the firms are poised to enter a growth phase.. The Buffalo and Cheektowaga firms have been part of study at the University at Buffalo to test the efficacy of making hotel rooms "allergy free".

Some hoteliers are experimenting with hypoallergenic rooms for sensitive guests. NPR Marketplace

UB Puts Dust Busters to the Test. WBFO story

Allergy friendly rooms. Buffalo News

April 2003 
Dr. Anne Meyer new President-Elect of Society For Biomaterials (U.S.) 
Keep an eye on this page for more details about IUCB/Buffalo's Director and SFB.

March 2003 
FedEx Technology Institute opening at The University of Memphis 
IUCB/Memphis garners strong support from this new industry/university partnership. 

and, a flash from the past... 
January 2001

Innovative application of Personal Digital Assistant (PDAs) in improving patient care

Jeffrey A. White, a former graduate student of the IUCB Buffalo and Miami sites is making local and national news for his work with Palm Pilots at the Miami Children's Hospital, in Miami, FL.

In a first-of-its-kind use of technology, the Pediatric International Heart Center at Miami Children's Hospital is now using PDAs to access, update, and disseminate patient information. Using software developed by Jeffrey A. White, currently a biomedical engineer on staff at Miami Children's Hospital, nurse practitioners and physicians may now use PDAs to streamline data entry and update the hospital's database of cardiac surgery patients.

Channel 10 (Miami, FL) extensively promoted this story.  Mr. White was also featured nationally on National Public Radio (NPR) and locally on WIOD 610 AM News Radio.