Collaborative research projects across engineering and biomedicine are elevating Michigan State University's status as a top research institution thanks to its newly constructed Bio Engineering Facility.
The Bio Engineering Facility is located between the Life Science and the Clinical Center buildings in the South Academic District of the Michigan State campus and opened to the public in December, 2015.
(The Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building, another prominent research building on the MSU campus, courtesy of Wikimedia commons)
This four story, 130,000 square foot research building was originally conceptualized five years ago to attract external sources of funding and improve the quality of research programs, as noted in a previous Science Market Update article. However, as construction has progressed, the opportunity this facility will provide has become increasingly apparent for the new, innovative ideas teams have at MSU for tackling engineering health science issues.
Researchers across chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, pharmacology, physiology and even radiology are now benefiting from laboratory space in this building as well as a close proximity to a multitude of varied colleagues between the Colleges of Engineering, Human Medicine, and Natural Science. With $40 million in financial backing between private donors and the university itself, this building is equipped with state-of-the-art wet bench research labs and plenty of open, collaborative space.
Another innovative research building, the Grand Rapids, MI Research Center (GRRC), will soon join the Bio Engineering Facility on the MSU campus in 2017. This $10 million project is geared towards life science research laboratory space for members of the College of Human Medicine and related neighboring partner institutions. Topics of interest to be tackled by teams housed here range from Autism and Alzheimer's disease to reproductive health and transplantation.
More recently highlighted projects from the MSU campus:
Michigan State University is a multi-million dollar research marketplace.
In the 2015 fiscal year, the university received more than $49.7 million in funding from the NIH. Departments at the university receiving substantial amounts of this funding include:
1. Pharmacology - $8.6 million
2. Microbiology/Immunology/Virology - $4.5 million
3. Internal Medicine/Medicine - $3.5 million
With so much in funding supporting a wide variety of life science research projects, MSU is a thriving marketplace for lab suppliers to discuss their products with active researchers. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. produces an annual BioResearch Product Faire™ event in East Lansing that does just that.
(Image courtesy of Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.)
Lab suppliers who attend this popular event are able to:
- Discuss tools and technologies with purchasing agents and end users to help them learn why a particular company's products would be most beneficial to their research.
- Discover new quality leads in one place in only a few hours.
- Increase brand exposure in the Michigan academic marketplace.
The 6th Annual BioResearch Product Faire™ event at Michigan State University will be held on July 27, 2016. To learn more about participating in this event, visit the following link: