Research and Development

  • UNC Research Building Under Construction


    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a new $30 million, 108,380-sf biomedical research facility under construction. The Neuroscience Research Building will accommodate the School of Medicine's Neurosciences Center and the Animal Model Center.

  • N.C. State University/Lucent Alliance Yields New Building


    North Carolina State University, in an alliance with Lucent Technologies, is building a new 120,000-sf facility for fiber optics applications research at the university's Centennial Campus.

  • Novartis Institute Construction Begins


    Novartis Institute for Functional Genomics is under construction at the company's new 16-acre West Coast campus in San Diego. Phased construction is planned with a December 2001 completion date.

  • Bio-Rad Expands in Hercules


    Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. has plans for a 227,000-sf expansion at its headquarters in Hercules.

  • Paradigm Builds in Research Triangle Park


    Paradigm Genetics Inc. opened in March a new 20,000-sf Gene-Function Factory at their $25 million Center for Functional Genomics Research in RTP. The building houses six plant growth rooms with indirect lighting, as well as labs and offices.

  • FDA Plans Consolidation


    US Food and Drug Administration's Phase II consolidation includes a new headquarters at the 700-acre site of the former Naval Surface Warfare Center in Montgomery County, Md.

  • Aventis Expands in Cambridge


    Aventis SA, based in Strasbourg, France, is expanding its Genomics Center in Cambridge. Completion of the $3 million renovation, which will improve lab and office space at the pharmaceutical company, is anticipated in mid-July.

  • Wyeth-Lederle Expands in North Carolina


    Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics plans to produce two new vaccines at its plant in Sanford. Part of the existing 160,000-sf facility will be renovated and a 46,400-sf addition will be built.

  • Nortel Expands in Santa Clara


    Nortel Networks Corp., based in Toronto, Canada, has plans to expand its 837,000-sf seven-building campus in Santa Clara with two six-story towers. The added 636,000 sf could accommodate approximately 2,000 employees engaged in R&D of technology.

  • Ecke Research Park Planned


    Paul Ecke Agricultural Research Park, a 125,000-sf research facility for agricultural biotechnology companies, is seeking a major use permit from the Encinitas Planning Commission.