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Fueled by the 2011 statewide regional economic development process under Governor Andrew Cuomo, the NY Cap Research Alliance is an unprecedented regional collaboration among Albany Medical Center, the University at Albany, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. By providing seed funding for collaborative research projects in the area of translational medicine and related fields, the Alliance leverages strategic funding from New York state into potential new jobs and millions of dollars in new federal, industrial, and other outside investment. The Alliance also serves to grow the reputation of the Capital Region as a national and global hotspot for biomedical research.

Research Snapshot

A major aspect of regenerative medicine is to develop tissue engineering techniques that allow a defective organ or tissue to be replaced with a normally functioning substitute. One key challenge of creating engineered tissue, however, is the lack of a perfused microvascular network which serves to supply oxygen and nutrients to the tissue. The endothelial cells forming this vascular network not only serve as pipes carrying blood through the tissue, they also play a critical role in the development and differentiation of cells comprising the tissue.

What's New

October 24, 2014
The New York Capital Region Research Alliance today showcased leading-edge biomedical research resulting from the unprecedented regional collaboration between Albany Medical Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University at Albany.
October 3, 2014
Established in October of 2012, the NYCAP Research Alliance is celebrating its second year anniversary after being funded and recognized as a transformational project under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
September 26, 2014
The New York Capital Region Research Alliance will hold a research symposium, titled “Advancing a Cooperative Translational Medicine Research Paradigm in the Capital Region,” on October 23-24. Symposium sponsors Albany Medical College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University at Albany, and Wadsworth Center, will welcome three internationally recognized researchers and share progress on Alliance-funded research projects.

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