Accomplished Life Sciences Entrepreneur Joins Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. Team

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BUFFALO – Vic Nole has joined the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc., (BNMC Inc.) as Director of Business Development and Entrepreneurial Activity, helping to recruit companies and further develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem on the BNMC. He will also lead facilities management of BNMC Inc. properties, including the Innovation Center at 640 Ellicott Street and its nearly 50 tenant companies, 73 High Street, and 927-941 Washington Street, and other properties under development such as the BNMC co-working space, dig.

“It is a coup for the BNMC Inc. that Vic wants to be a part of the energy and excitement hwp-contentening on the Medical Campus,” said Patrick J. Whalen, Chief Operating Officer of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. “One of our goals is to increase the number of private-sector jobs on the Medical Campus, and Vic is uniquely positioned to do this for us.”

“I am excited to join the team at BNMC Inc., and I am grateful for the opportunity to actively contribute to its mission of building our base of biomedical resources and companies here in Western New York,” said Nole.

Nole is a life sciences industry executive with more than 20 years of operations, business management, and entrepreneurial experience.  He honed his advanced leadership and general management skills as President of Invitrogen Corporation’s GIBCO cell culture products division, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations for Strategic Diagnostics, Inc., Vice President of Site Operations for Life Technologies Inc., and as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer for United Biochemicals.

An accomplished strategist, Nole has demonstrated his ability to assess markets and competitive dynamics by creating and implementing business plans that have significantly improved revenue growth, margin expansion, and competitive advantage.  An entrepreneur who has founded and assisted on the design and launch of several start-up companies, Nole is adept at bringing new products and technologies to market.

During his career Nole has managed research, analytical testing, and product development laboratories as well as various biotech manufacturing facilities.  Since 2004, he has managed his own private consulting practice focused on operational effectiveness and entrepreneurship.  Nole teaches the commercialization process, and offers private coaching and mentoring services to business managers at all levels.   He holds an MBA from Canisius College, a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University at Buffalo, and is certified in Executive Operations Management from Cornell University.

About the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is a 120-acre home to the region’s top clinical, research, and medical education institutions, including Kaleida Health, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the University at Buffalo, and nearly 60 private sector companies. More than 12,000 people come to work at the Medical Campus every day, an increase from 8,500 in 2008. An additional two million square feet of clinical, research and development space has been added in the past few years, with another two million square feet currently under construction, along with an additional 5,000 more employees and students.


The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC Inc.) is the umbrella organization created in 2001 by the institutions located within the Medical Campus. Our not-for-profit organization fosters conversation and collaboration among our member institutions, their 12,000 employees, and the community; coordinates activities related to sustainable planning, development and enhancement of our 120-acre space; and works to create a distinct, innovative environment that provides opportunities for entrepreneurship and active and healthy living. The BNMC Inc. is led by a dynamic team of 15 people dedicated to creating innovative, sustainable environments. Learn more at bnmc-old.local.