Washington State Legislature recently approved $37 million for the completion of the new Biomedical and Health Sciences Building in Spokane. This new funding came from a combination of WSU capital financing and state bonds which will allow construction to finish in the fall of 2013.
The new WSU bioscience research building will house the WSU College of Pharmacy and part of the medical education partnership between the University of Washington and WSU. This building project will be particularly significant for the College of Pharmacy because it is spread out over the WSU Spokane and Pullman campuses. The Biomedical and Health Sciences Building will consolidate the College in one central location.
(Image of Biomedical and Health Sciences Building courtesy of WSU)
When thanking the State Legislature for the new funding approval Gary Pollack, dean of the WSU College of Pharmacy and vice provost for WSU Health Sciences, summed up the importance of the new bioscience building. He said, "This facility...will allow us to recruit world-class pharmaceutical and biomedical scientists to WSU and will support rapid and significant expansion of research and graduate education in Spokane.”
Researchers and educators at WSU are already moving in to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the new Biomedical and Health Sciences Building. For example, the The Health Sciences and Services Authority of Spokane County has recently publicized a number of grants for the purchase of new laboratory equipment and the recruitment of top scientists. The new bioscience building represents the next step in the advancement of biomedical and health science research and education at WSU.
If you are a life science researcher, laboratory manager, or lab supply vendor in the Pullman area interested in tapping into the expanding research culture at WSU, plan on attending Biotechnology Calendar Inc.'s Pullman BioResearch Product Faire™ trade show at Washington State University on October 23, 2012. Our trade show events provide an excellent opportunity to network with life science professionals and learn about the latest in laboratory technologies in your field.