The State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University opened the final phase of its Biotech Accelerator in September of 2016. Located in Syracuse, N.Y., the 60,000-sf facility was designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative and constructed by Murnane Building Contractors. Providing wet labs, dry labs, and core research space with shared equipment, the project houses the Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery (MIND) Center and the Molecular Pathology Next Generation Sequencing Lab.
The Upstate MIND Center offers a 70-seat theater, business incubator space, conference rooms, and collaborative technology suites to support translational research. MIND also accommodates the National Grid Creation Garage, a collaborative facility designed to promote innovation, mentorship, prototype development, and usability testing.
The Molecular Pathology Next Generation Sequencing Lab is a core genetic testing facility designed to enable the creation of precision medicine (PM) therapies. Additionally, the second floor houses a new Pathology Informatics lab which includes an Anatomage Table for advanced visual anatomy education.
Construction began on the second phase of development at the Biotech Accelerator in June of 2015. LEED sustainable design certification is being sought for the facility.