Research institutions around the country are continually expanding their research capabilities by constructing new research buildings and establishing new research departments, providing researchers with the ability to make advances on pressing research questions. USC recently established a new Translational Genomics Department and UPenn has opened a new Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics.
In January 2016, the University of Minnesota expanded its Biomedical Discovery District by opening a new Microbiology Research Facility in the area. The new facility, which has been under construction since 2013, provides 80,000 square feet of space for research laboratories and offices.
The new research facility houses the Department of Microbiology as well as faculty from different areas of the Academic Health Center. Researchers working within the facility will be studying infectious diseases and developing new drugs and vaccines.
The Biomedical Discovery District, where the new facility is located, is one of the top research hubs in the nation. The district is made up of 5 research facilities that allow scientists from across the UMN Academic Health Center to work together on researching some of the most pressing medical topics. Facilities in the district include
- Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
- Lions Research Building/McGuire Translational Research Facility
- Winston and Maxine Wallin Medical Biosciences Building
- Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
- Microbiology Research Facility
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a leader in life science research. Hundreds of life scientists work in dozens of different departments and research facilities across the campus, producing research results and publishing papers that have large impacts on the life sciences.
Recent research news from Minnesota:
- Minnesota Researchers Produce Biofuels From Agricultural Waste
- UMN Graduate Students Win $10K Prize For Biodegradable Foam
- Fighting Blood Clots With Hibernation in Minnesota
The university receives millions of dollars in funding each year to support research and lab work. In the 2015 fiscal year, the university received a total of $245,447,037 in funding from the NIH. The departments at the university receiving substantial amounts of this funding are:
- Internal Medicine/Medicine - $27,546,252
- Pediatrics - $26,454,434
- Public Health and Preventative Medicine - $14,478,631
- Biochemistry - $13,158,424
- Pharmacology - $10,497,079
Interested in marketing lab products and supplies to active life science researchers in the well-funded Twin Cities marketplace? If so, exhibit at an upcoming BioResearch Product Faire™ Event in Minnesota in 2016. This event brings together hundreds of life science suppliers with researchers, PI's, grad students, lab managers, professors, purchasing agents and other lab staff interested in finding the best and newest equipment and technologies to use in their lab. At the 2015 event 324 scientists from 26 different research buildings and 45 on-campus departments came out to discover the best and newest tools and technologies available to use in their labs.
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