Science Market Update

$650M Expansion to Benefit Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Dec 08, 2015

The Texas Medical Center is growing yet again, amid the imminent renovation and expansion of the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Campus. (image source: memorialhermann.org)

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Tags: Biomedical expansion, Medical Research, new medical facility, Texas Medical Center, Texas, Research Funding, TX, Southwest Region, new Building, research facilities, new medical buildings, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire™, Memorial Hermann

USC Gifted $10M for New Bioscience Center

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The University of Southern California is expanding yet again, thanks in part to a recent $10 million gift from USC Trustee Malcolm Currie and his wife, Barbara. The gift will help support the Keck School of Medicine of USC, as well as construction of the new USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.

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Tags: CA, Bioresearch, University of Southern California, Biomedical expansion, Microscopy, California, USC, Medicine, School of Medicine, 2015, new construction, Southwest Region, new Building, New research center

New $1M Drug Development Lab Opening At UT Austin

Posted by BCI Staff on Mon, Oct 22, 2012

Breaking news, the University of Texas, Austin is bridging the gap between research and commercialization with its new $1 million dollar drug development lab called UT Advance. The lab is aimed at helping the researcher move their projects farther down the drug pipeline. The University has an,  “outstanding preclinical research programs in drug development and targeted drug delivery," said M. Lynn Crismon, dean of the College of Pharmacy. "This facility will help our researchers … more efficiently and effectively to get their discoveries into human trials."
(Courtesy of College of Pharmacy web page)
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Tags: Bioresearch, Biomedical expansion, University of Texas, 2012, UTAust, UT Austin, Austin, Research, Front Line event

Nursing Simulation Center A Reality at San Antonio

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Aug 02, 2012

San Antonio, Texas is a good place to be if you're a nurse. According to Workforce Solutions Alamo, the demand for nursing jobs in the county will increase by 1,800 positions in the next four years. This is good news for the University of Texas Health Science Center, the only college in the region that offers a doctorate nursing progam. The Health Science Center educates more than 800 students per year in its nursing college alone.

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Tags: Biomedical expansion, Texas, 2012, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, UTxSA, BioResearch Product Faire Event, San Antonio, TX

New Biomedical Research Lab Facility Expansion on the Horizon in Hawaii

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, Aug 01, 2012

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center has successfully renewed its National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation and is on schedule to open its new world-class cancer research and treatment facility near the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu early next year. The Hawaiian biomedical research center is the only NCI-level facility in the Pacific Islands and one of only 66 NCI research organizations in the U.S. The island state may be a tropical paradise and vacation destination in the popular imagination, but there's no doubt that its capital city is also becoming a serious biomedical research magnet as well.

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Tags: biomedical research, Bioresearch, Biomedical expansion, University of Hawaii, cancer research, New research facilities, new science wet labs, Southwest, 2012, Hawaii, Cancer, Front Line event, Honolulu, HI, new construction, Cancer Center

2 New Science Buildings and 3rd NYC Campus Coming to Columbia University

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Tue, Jul 17, 2012

University expansion is never uncomplicated, especially in an urban environment where density is high, real estate is ultra-expensive, and development is intensely regulated. Yet new buildings do go up in places like New York City if you have the drive, wealth, and reputation of an institution like Columbia University, which is currently constructing not only new buildings but an entirely new campus to expand its academic and research programs. In addition to the original Morningside Heights location and the Medical School campus in Washington Heights, Columbia has purchased and is building a new campus in the "Manhattanville" neighborhood, stretching from 125th Street to 133rd Street in West Harlem.

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Tags: biomedical sciences, Northeast, Biomedical expansion, New research facilities, New York, Columbia University, 2012, Neuroscience, Columbia, BioResearch Product Faire Event, NY, new construction, NYC campus competition

Columbia's Biomedical Science and Technology Research Park Still Unrivaled in New York

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Tue, May 22, 2012

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) became the first academic medical center in the world when it was established in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights in the 1920's. CUMC can also claim to have built New York City’s first university-related research park (in conjunction with the city and state)—housing the only biotechnology business incubator in the city: The Audubon Biomedical Science and Technology Park. The complex on CUMC's eastern border is currently made up of 3 research buildings, with sites and plans for 2 more. When completed, the park will contain over 600,000sf of research laboratory space and 1 million sf of overall usable space. Additionally, the biomedical science and technology park falls within the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, meaning special funding is available for businesses starting or relocating there.

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Tags: biomedical research, Northeast, Biomedical expansion, New York, Columbia University, university research park, BioResearch Product Faire Event, research laboratories, New York City, BRPF

Major New Cancer Facility Construction at Ohio State Combines Research and Treatment

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Wed, May 02, 2012

There's a reason why top university medical centers garner the prestige (and the funding) that they do: research labs + medical school + hospital = optimization of all three units, with ripe opportunities for collaboration, sharing of resources, and recruiting the best medical scientists. So there's always reason to cheer when a major university med center like Ohio State builds new facilities, whether they're clinical or research, because both will support the institution's overall mission and budget.  In the case of Ohio State's new James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute, both patients seeking treatment and scientists doing basic and applied cancer research will benefit from the state-of-the-art building that is rising on the Columbus medical campus right now, with its opening due in 2014. The complex will house the cancer center on 12 stories; the other 8 will comprise the critical care hospital, mechanical equipment and an as yet undetermined floor.

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Tags: Midwest, Ohio State University, Ohio, biomedical research, Biomedical expansion, Medical Device Technology, Biomedical Equipment, cancer research, New research facilities, new construction, Cancer Center, scientific instruments

New Cardiovascular Research Center to Grow UAB Funding, Faculty, & Labs

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Tue, Feb 14, 2012

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Tags: Biomedical expansion, cardiovascular research, Alabama, University of Alabama Birmingham, Southern Region

20 Biochemistry Research Labs Now Open in New UW-Madison Complex

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, Jan 20, 2012

The first overhaul to the University of Wisconsin, Madison's biochemistry facilities was completed in 1998, with the opening of a 200,000sf modern Biochem Addition building.  But that was only Phase I.  In a game of musical labs, the addition allowed biochemists to abandon their older buildings, which were taken over temporarily by the Microbiology Department until their new building was completed in 2008.  Then Biochem Phase II began.  Phase II included renovating the stately original 1912 biochemistry building and its 1937 wing, plus adding a six-story tower next door to house 20 research labs, auditoriums, a vivarium for research rodents, and instructional labs.  The $112M Biochem Phase II complex is now complete and researchers are moving into their spacious new and renovated quarters on the Henry Mall.

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Tags: Midwest, Biomedical expansion, New research facilities, 2012, WI, University of Wisconsin, UWisc, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Madison, scientific sales

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