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A New $105 Million Expansion in Cancer Research at University of Utah

Posted by Anita Zhang on Mon, Jul 21, 2014

An official groundbreaking ceremony for a new 220,000-square-foot, $105 million expansion in the Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah was held recently. The construction is slated for completion in 2016 and is doubling the research space within the Huntsman Cancer Institute.


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Principal support for the $105 million cancer research center are provided by multiple sources:

  • The Jon M. Huntsman Family
  • Huntsman Cancer Foundation
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • The State of Utah

The new cancer research center will include a number of research laboratories and a biotechnology centers with the latest advanced genetic sequencing and imaging equipment.

This new expansion aims to bring together the most innovative scientific minds with leading edge technologies. The new research facility will help researchers accelerate cancer research discovery to reduce the burden of cancer.

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is one of the world’s top academic research and cancer treatment centers. Huntsman Cancer Institute manages the Utah population database, which is the largest genetic database in the world. With more than 16 million records linked to genealogies, health records, and vital statistics, HCI researchers have identified cancer-causing genes, including the genes responsible for:

  • Melanoma
  • Colon Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Paraganglioma

Huntsman Cancer Institute is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and is a National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center. As a part of the University of Utah Health Sciences system, Huntsman Cancer Institute has four major construction phases:

  • The first phase is the Jon M. Huntsman Research Center, which comprises 231,000-square-foot with three floors of research labs and a floor of outpatient clinics. It was completed in 1999.
  • The second phase is a cancer specialty hospital, which comprises 286-square-foot with 50 inpatient rooms. It was opened in 2004.
  • The third phase is a 156,000-square-foot expansion to the cancer specialty hospital with 50 additional inpatient rooms. It was dedicated in the fall of 2011.

The new research facility will help the university attract more world-class research hands and funds. The University of Utah spends more than $430 million in research each year. The breakdown of the funding sources is as follows:

  • Federal Government: $273 million
  • State and Local Government: $1.28 million
  • Institution Funds: $1.23 million
  • Businesses: $1.3 million
  • Nonprofit Organizations: $1.6 million
  • Other Donors: $2.4 million

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. pays its visit to the University of Utah to help laboratory supply companies connect with such a richly funded marketplace in the BioResearch Product Faire™ Event. The next BioResearch Product Faire™ Event is on October 23, 2014.


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The BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on October 23, 2014 is the 13th annual event to take place on the campus of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Last year, the BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City attracted 187 attendees:

  • 45 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs.
  • 21 were lab managers.
  • These attendees came from 18 different research buildings and 32 on-campus departments.

If you are a laboratory supply company, the Utah BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on October 23rd  provides an easy and effective scientific branding and research networking opportunity for you. You can take advantage of this event by demonstrating your products and services and deliver a lecture to academic researchers while enjoying a delicious catered lunch with them.

If you are interested in exhibiting in the BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at the University of Utah on October 23, 2014, please click the button below for more information.



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Each year Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. organizes nearly 60 events at different institutions across the nation. Please read the National Schedule Show for 2014.




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