Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced $5 million in initial funding to support the creation of a joint biotechnology research and development venture between Clarkson University and the Trudeau Institute. The funding will save approximately 80 jobs at the Trudeau Institute, an immunological research center in Saranac Lake.
The long-term goal is to establish a North Country biotechnology cluster. The Trudeau Institute and Clarkson will establish and coordinate research projects, while expanding education and technology-based economic development efforts.