Science Market Update

Washington University Plans New Medical Research Building

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Jun 24, 2013

Lab suppliers trying to market university lab equipment and life science solutions may be interested in increasing scientific product sales at Washington University, given the school’s announcement that it will build a new medical building. It’s expected that the $75 million research building will break ground this summer and possibly be completed by June 2015. The facility will be dedicated to interdisciplinary research on the most complicated problems in human biology. Some of the life science disciplines already slated to be located within the building include genetics, genomics and regenerative biology. The facility will also be LEED certified.

“We envision this new research building as another key, strategic improvement to our campus that will house cutting-edge research labs devoted to advancing innovation and human health, and we are committed to creating spaces that facilitate this important work and that position us to compete successfully for future research support,” said Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Larry J. Shapiro, MD. “These are economically challenging times for the support of science, yet the opportunities for innovation and advances never have been greater for those institutions that continue to invest in the future.”


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New research building at Washington University

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Lab suppliers interested in marketing university lab equipment and life science solutions will find that St. Louis has a richly funded market for scientific product sales, according to recent NIH and NSF research funding statistics at Washington University. Washington University was awarded $381.5 million in research funding by the NIH in 2012. In that same year, the NSF also gave Washington University $14.4 million in research funding. The NSF research funding spanned a number of programs in the life sciences, including macrosystem biology, molecular biophysics, evolutionary processes clusters, neural systems clusters, behavioral systems clusters, cellular dynamics and function, and bioinformatics. For more detailed funding information on the programs and projects receiving funding at Washington University, please visit the NIH and NSF websites.

If you are a biotechnology vendor or lab supplier interested in getting the word out on your university lab equipment and life science solutions, don’t miss out on getting to know the market at Washington University in St. Louis. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to increase scientific product sales at Washington University by attending our annual St. Louis BioResearch Product Faire™ Event. Last year, the St. Louis BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 300 attendees. Of those who came to the event, 114 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 42 were lab managers. The attendees came from 32 different research buildings and 44 departments campus-wide.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and events-planning company that organizes life science marketing events at top research institutions across the country. For more detailed funding statistics on Washington University, or to learn more about our St. Louis BioResearch Product Faire™ Event, click on the button below. If you’d like to market your university lab equipment and life science solutions at trade shows closer to home, we encourage you to view our 2013 calendar of events.


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