Company Overview

Empire Genomics is a clinical molecular diagnostics company. We offer a comprehensive menu of products and services that are used in guiding precise treatments for patients. We work with our clinical, research and biopharmaceutical clients to create innovative and custom solutions to make personalized medicine a reality.

Empire Genomics was founded in 2006 by Dr. Norma J. Nowak from research started at the prestigious Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. The company has developed significant expertise in genomic research, developing custom assays and high-throughput technologies to enable genome-wide analyses.

Our History

Empire Genomics is a rapidly growing and evolving company. Here are some of the major milestones in our company's history.

Empire Genomics Timeline

Graduate student Norma Nowak participates on the PSA test development team at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI).

Dr. Norma Nowak and a team at RPCI contribute to the Human Genome Project (completed in 2003).

Empire Genomics is founded with the mission of enabling personalized medicine.

Empire Genomics expands to a new location.

Empire Genomics develops the first test to predict drug response in Multiple Myeloma.

Empire Genomics develops the Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer (NEPC) Test and launches PGx service line.

Empire Genomics receives CLIA certification, launches clinical lab, and acquired ID Labs.

Empire Genomics receives CAP certification and launches SwiftFISH Rapid Hybridization Buffer.

Commitment to Our Community

At Empire Genomics, we are committed to personalized medicine and patient care, but also to our community and to our youth. We show this support through several initiatives, including our Imperial Scholars Fellowship Training Program and our Annual Tee It Up for STEM Fundraiser.  

Imperial Scholars Fellowship Program

The Imperial Scholars Fellowship Training Program is a multi-year program designed to train exceptional students who are interested in working in the field of personalized medicine. Fellows work on discreet projects to gain experience and confidence, and to start developing their professional network in the industry of personalized medicine.

Tee It Up for STEM

Recognizing the rapid growth in the manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare markets in Western New York —and the importance of these areas on our local economy—Empire Genomics hosts the Tee It Up For STEM event each year to benefit local students pursuing careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). In the first two years, a total of about $20,000 was raised to support local students, providing them exposure to the field, and a foundational basis needed to succeed in the next stage of their education and careers.