Stellenbosch University Breaks Ground on Biomedical Research Institute

Published 2-10-2019
  • Stellenbosch University - Biomedical Research Institute.
  • Stellenbosch University - Biomedical Research Institute.

    Courtesy of Stellenbosch University.

Stellenbosch University began construction in January of 2019 on the $75 million Biomedical Research Institute in Cape Town, South Africa. Providing leading-edge research facilities for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the integrated complex will include a bioinformatics hub, a clinical research unit, a biorepository, conference rooms, and labs for proteomics, electron microscopy, and flow cytometry. The sustainably designed project will feature a rainwater harvesting system and intelligent lighting arrays that adjust to complement the abundant natural illumination. The flexible facility will offer laboratories with negative air pressure serviced by a robust ventilation system to provide containment for pathogens and contaminants. Completion is expected in 2022.