1. Columbia University opens New York City’s first biotech incubator, the Audubon Center, in Washington Heights

  2. SUNY Downstate opens an Advanced Biotechnology Park and Biotechnology Incubator in Central Brooklyn

  3. Alexandria Center breaks ground at the East River Science Park as New York City’s first major commercial center for life sciences

  4. Eli Lilly signs on as the anchor tenant at the Alexandria Center

  5. Pfizer announces a Global Center for Therapeutic Innovation at the Alexandria Center

  6. NYCEDC launches Entrepreneurship Lab (ELab) program to train New York City healthcare and life science entrepreneurs

  7. New York Genome Center opens in Hudson Square

  8. Roche launches its Translational and Clinical Research Center at the Alexandria Center

  9. Harlem BioSpace opens in Upper Manhattan

  10. NYCEDC announces a partnership with ARCH Venture Partners and Flagship Pioneering to launch the NYC $150M Early-Stage Life Sciences Funding Initiative

  11. Versant Ventures announces a New York City office in Chelsea

  12. Kallyope announces its launch with $44 million in initial funding

  13. Petra Pharma announces its launch with $48 million in initial funding

  14. Lodo Therapeutics announces its launch with $17 million in initial funding

  15. Mayor Bill de Blasio announces $500 million LifeSciNYC Initiative

  16. New York Stem Cell Foundation opens its new Research Institute and Headquarters in Hell’s Kitchen

  17. Sema4 announces its official spin-off from Mount Sinai as an independent, for-profit company