Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has acquired an existing life sciences facility to house the Center for Biopharmaceutical Education and Training. Sited adjacent to the school's campus in Albany, New York, the 154,000-sf structure is uniquely designed for biomedical research with over 60,000 sf of BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratory space. The five-story building will be renovated to create dedicated gene therapy labs, mammalian cell labs, teaching wet labs, biopharmaceutical pilot plants, and fermentation and downstream processing facilities. Addressing the workforce needs of the region’s biomanufacturing industry, the project will enable students to conduct research and training in association with corporate partners. Housing technology-rich classrooms and inviting study areas, the collaborative center will establish a synergistic environment for contract R&D services by leasing space to private companies and organizations.
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