Science Market Update

Duke Expanding Research Capabilities with New Medical Science Building

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Entrance to the Duke University Medical Center. Duke University is a leading research institution, with hundreds of life science researchers conducting cutting-edge research throughout the university's dozens of research centers, buildings, and departments. In order to accommodate all of the research being conducted, the university recently begun construction on a new $103 million, 155,000-square-foot research building. (Image of the entrance to the Duke University Medical Center courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, in the Public Domain)

Scott Gibson, executive vice dean for administration from the Duke School of Medicine explained that: "This is an important and exciting project for the School of Medicine. The school’s last major research building on campus was built in 2006 and the long-term sustainability of our research mission clearly requires additional space on the campus. As we’ve grown, we’ve had to squeeze and be creative about where we put new researchers and we’ve reached a point where that’s just not possible any longer, even with the innovative space we have leased in downtown Durham.”

The new building, which began construction in June 2016, will be a third Medical Science Research Building (MSRB III) will be located between MSRB II and the Occupational and Environmental Safety Building on the Duke Medical Center Campus. Although slated to be the smallest of the three Medical Science Research Building's on campus, the MSRB III will provide 6 additional floors of bench labs for researchers to work on individual and collaborative projects once it completed in 2018.

“This is not a place where we will simply be relocating labs and departments,” explained vice dean for basic sciences, Raphael Valdivia, Ph.D. “It will allow us to create research synergies and build thematically aligned groups that will expand and strengthen our research portfolio. And certainly will decompress research space constraints so that we can build on the specific thematic areas that the chancellor has identified – including transplantation immunology, neurosciences, and cardiovascular disease- across campus.”

Scientists find new lab supplies at a past BioResearch Product Faire™ Event in Durham.   A lab supplier finds a new lead at a past BioResearch Product Faire™ Event in Durham, NC.


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Duke University is a multi-million dollar research marketplace.

In the 2015 fiscal year, the university received more than $362.9 million in funding from the NIH. Departments at the university receiving substantial amounts of this funding include: 
  1. Internal Medicine/Medicine - $115.7 million
  2. Pharmacology - $17.3 million
  3. Pediatrics - $15.9 million
  4. Surgery - $14.2 million
  5. Genetics - $13.6 million

With so much in funding supporting a wide variety of life science research projects, Duke University is a thriving marketplace for lab suppliers to discuss their products with active researchers. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. produces an annual BioResearch Product Faire™ Event in Durham that allows lab suppliers to:

  • Discuss tools and technologies with purchasing agents and end users to help them learn why a particular company's products would be most beneficial to their research.
  • Discover new quality leads in one place in only a few hours.
  • Increase brand exposure in the Durham academic marketplace.

The 17th Annual BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at Duke University will be held again in 2017. To learn more about participating in this event, and to get more funding stats for the university, visit the link below:

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Interested in attending an event this year? Visit the 2016 complete trade show calendar below to find an event happening soon near you:

Complete 2016  Event Schedule


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