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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin construction in early 2021 on the 160,000-sf High Containment Continuity Laboratory in Atlanta.
Idaho National Laboratory opened two new computing research facilities in Idaho Falls in October of 2019.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute opened the $300 million Building Cure in October of 2019.
North Carolina State University broke ground on the $160 million Plant Sciences Building in Raleigh in September of 2019.
Texas A&M University opened the $104 million Medical Research and Education Building II (MREB II) in June of 2019 in Bryan, Texas.
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) celebrated the opening of the Cobb County Research Facility South in May of 2019.
San José State University broke ground in April of 2019 on the $181 million Interdisciplinary Science Building in San José, Calif.
Mercedes Scientific, a national distributor of laboratory products, opened its new $10 million headquarters in March of 2019 in Bradenton, Fla.
Stanford University opened the $107 million Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Biology Research Building in March of 2019 in Palo Alto, Calif.
To produce more food for more people with fewer resources, due to climate change and population growth, agricultural bioscience research will need to adopt new research models, including interdisciplinary projects and corporate partnerships, to help fast-track product discovery and development. Timing will be important. “When I first started in agriculture, if you came up with a new corn hybrid, it could be 10 or 12 years before you would grow that hybrid commercially,” says Stephen Briggs, launch director for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. “You can’t afford to do that in a 12-year timeframe now. You have to shorten that to two or three years.