Medical Devices

  • SiO2 Expands Production Capacity for Vaccine Vials and Syringes


    SiO2 Materials Science is investing $163 million to expand its production capacity for vaccine vials and syringes in Auburn, Ala.

  • Trammell Crow Constructs Fulton Labs Development


    Trammell Crow Company will break ground in July of 2020 on Fulton Labs in Chicago.

  • Life Sciences Construction Remains Solid


    Amid sobering reports of job losses in commercial real estate, coupled with months-long construction shutdowns in major markets like Boston and New York, the life sciences sector is poised to experience a less dramatic disruption, and possibly emerge from the pandemic even stronger than it was before. “COVID is a healthcare crisis, so it needs a healthcare solution, and that life sciences and biophparma solution has to be constructed,” says Kevin Chronley, vice president of A/Z Corp. and immediate past president of the Boston Area Chapter of International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). Chronley predicts that construction will run the gamut from medical device manufacturing and biopharma laboratories to education and training facilities.

  • Federal Stimulus Bill Allocates $2.2 Trillion for Coronavirus Research and Relief


    Federal financial measures have been approved in the past few weeks to shore up the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, with direct monetary assistance and business loans totaling $5.5 trillion, and more support and flexibility for research universities and government contractors. The federal stimulus package—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—is intended to pump $2.2 trillion dollars into the economy, primarily in the healthcare and research sectors, and to provide emergency relief to institutions, businesses, and workers whose livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic. The specifics of how it will be implemented are still evolving, and it is likely that additional stimulus bills will be considered in the coming months, including investments in infrastructure for the nation’s research enterprise.

  • Michigan State University and Health Innovation Partners Break Ground on Medical Innovation Building


    Michigan State University broke ground on the $85 million Doug Meijer Innovation Building in Grand Rapids in November of 2019.

  • Mayo Clinic Plans Integrated Oncology Facility


    Mayo Clinic is planning to build a $233 million integrated oncology facility in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • University of Oklahoma Opens Biomedical Engineering Building


    The University of Oklahoma opened the 75,500-sf Gallogly Hall in late September of 2019 in Norman.

  • First Engineering-Based Medical School Integrates Disciplines with an Eye to the Future


    A two-year, $55 million renovation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Everitt Laboratory has transformed the four-story, 136,763-sf building into the first engineering-based medical school in the country, with a focus on medical simulation, research, and instruction. With final completion in June 2018 and the first medical classes starting in July, the Carle Illinois Medical School’s state-of-the-art features enable bioengineering students and future medical professionals to engage in project/problem-based learning and maximize their medical training by using the latest simulation and virtual reality technology.

  • Mercedes Scientific Opens Bradenton Headquarters


    Mercedes Scientific, a national distributor of laboratory products, opened its new $10 million headquarters in March of 2019 in Bradenton, Fla.

  • Quest Diagnostics Breaks Ground on Clifton Laboratory


    Quest Diagnostics broke ground in March of 2019 on a 250,000-sf laboratory in Clifton, N.J. The medical testing facility will be Quest's largest development and will accommodate over 1,100 employees.