Science Market Update

UAB: A Renewed Cancer Center for Translational Research

Posted by Anita Zhang on Fri, Jun 06, 2014

The University of Alabama, Birmingham recently renewed its translational research facility, the Comprehensive Cancer Center/ Wallace Tumor Institute, which is home to a number of state-of-the art research laboratories for leading cancer diagnostic and treatment research in Alabama.

This 150,000 square foot facility has a redesigned laboratory floor plan that flows like-minded research into a single zone around a central atrium. This more efficient floor plan was appended with adaptable lab support core that are contiguous with the open laboratories to support more anticipated biology-based research.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center accommodates a range of research programs including cancer cell biology, radiation biology, neuro-oncology and cancer pathology research. The center has six stories containing a vivarium on the top floor, three levels of research laboratories, a level for administration that has access to adjoining hospitals, and a lower level for clinical imaging that includes PET/CT (positron emission tomography and computed tomography) and a cyclotron. The clinical imaging facility is adjacent to the recently opened oncology treatment center, and the cyclotron is currently the most powerful, medical-based research cyclotron of its kind in the nation.

The Comprehensive Cancer Center’s imaging facility is an important component of cancer care for the southeastern region of the U.S., which enhances the cancer center’s role in translational research efforts. In the health science area, translational research is translating basic knowledge into the development of new medical treatments or significant health outcomes.

The evolution of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama, Birmingham has integrated traditional research, imaging facilities and clinical labs within the same facility. This integration is designed to encourage the cross-fertilization of ideas in new collaborative ways and minimize the possibility of a potential disconnect between bench researchers and clinical doctors. The integration of these facilities and labs is done to create efficient flows of people and materials while maximizing the utility, functionality, safety and security of each component.


A Well-Funded Research Market

The University of Alabama, Birmingham is home to groundbreaking translational research and is also a richly funded research market. U Alabama is nationally ranked among the top 20 in total federal research funding and its health science research programs receive more than $433 million in funding each year.

An Efficient Way to Connect with the University

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. organizes the 15th Annual BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on November 13th 2014 at the University of Alabama, Birmingham to help laboratory supply companies to network with Alabama researchers.

The BioResearch Product Faire™ Event is a promising way to allow laboratory supply companies to promote their products to a dense audience of academic researchers in a few hours. Each year the BioResearch Product Faire™ Events, which is organized by Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. at different institutions, provides quality sales leads for laboratory supply companies.

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An Impressive Attendance Rate at the BioResearch Product Faire™ Event

Each year about 350 active research professionals attend the BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Last year, the BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at the University of Alabama attracted 326 attendees. Of these attendees:

  • 87 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs.
  • 58 were lab managers.
  • These attendees came from 40 different research buildings and 45 on-campus departments.

If you are a laboratory supply company and would like to participate in the BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at the University of Alabama, Birmingham on November 13th 2014, please click here for more information:


Visit Here for More Info About The University of Alabama Event


Read the National Show Schedule for more information about different events at different institutions across the nation.


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