Welcome to the Jacobs Institute

The Jacobs Institute is a one-of-a-kind medical innovation center located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, N.Y. At the JI, a collaborative partnership of clinicians, researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs work hand-in-hand to create and develop the next generation of medical devices. These devices will revolutionize the treatment of vascular diseases in Western New York and beyond.

Our facility is uniquely positioned on the 5th floor of Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute, steps from the University at Buffalo’s Clinical and Translational Research Center. The confluence of these active medical and research facilities, as well as the experts who work there, are the key to the JI’s innovative approach.




Training & Experiential Learning

Our programs are aimed at physicians and industry executives, sales representatives, and engineers. We immerse guests in a bustling clinical environment to boost their clinical understanding.


Innovation & Product Development

At the heart of the Jacobs Institute is the i2R, or Idea to Reality Center. The i2R is the smartest, fastest, and most cost-effective way to develop an endovascular medical device idea. We have the right people in the right place at the right time.


Education & Leadership

The JI hosts interactive programs to educate WNY’s middle, high school, and college students about vascular diseases, while inspiring careers in health care, science, engineering, and so much more. Also, our summer internship is an experience unlike any other, taking exceptional college students to the next level.