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Siemens Healthineers Begins Construction of R&D + Manufacturing Facility for Low-Helium MRI Technology

Published 5/28/2024

Siemens Healthineers—a spinoff of Siemens that focuses exclusively on healthcare equipment, solutions, and services—has begun construction on a £250 million ($314 million) facility in the United Kingdom to research and manufacture a breakthrough sustainable design for MRI superconducting magnets that reduces the need for helium from 1,500 liters (more than 396 gallons) to a single liter (just over a quart). 

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Michigan Tech Opens H-STEM Complex

Published 5/8/2024

Michigan Tech opened the H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex in Houghton in March of 2024. HED designed the collaborative facility to drive academic excellence in health-related fields and accelerate the creation of human-centered technological innovations. Positioned in the heart of campus, the development collocates researchers in materials science, engineering, and neuroscience with faculty from kinesiology and integrative physiology.

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University of Nebraska Medical Center Breaks Ground on Campus Operations and Research Excellence Building

Published 11/30/2023

University of Nebraska Medical Center broke ground in November of 2023 on the $105 million Campus Operations and Research Excellence (CORE) building in Omaha. Designed by LEO A DALY, the six-level, 180,870-gsf structure will feature three stories of state-of-the-art wet labs, including a 30,800-sf floor for research programs in oncology, drug discovery, and other strategic priorities. Approximately 61,600 sf of leasable shell space will accommodate private tenants or supply additional capacity for future growth.

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University of Florida Opens Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology

Published 11/14/2023

The University of Florida opened the $150 million Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology in Gainesville in November of 2023. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Walker Architects, the 263,440-sf facility is a dynamic catalyst for the application of advanced computing and artificial intelligence technologies to a broad spectrum of industries.

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Evergreen Bioscience Innovation Cluster Plans Spokane Research Center

Published 10/16/2023

Evergreen Bioscience Innovation Cluster is planning to construct a 77,000-sf research center in Spokane. Designed by ALSC Architects, the four-story facility will offer 55,000 leasable square feet of space where growing companies can engage in collaborative discovery. State-of-the-art wet labs supported by robust infrastructure will accelerate the discovery of new therapies, complemented by a range of collaboration spaces and office environments. 

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UT Dallas and UT Southwestern Open Texas Instruments Biomedical Engineering and Sciences Building

Published 9/4/2023

The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern opened the $120 million Texas Instruments Biomedical Engineering and Sciences Building in August of 2023. Located on the east campus of UT Southwestern Medical Center, the 150,000-sf facility accommodates innovative research programs in artificial intelligence, robotics, and molecular and genetic engineering. The five-story structure provides state-of-the-art wet labs, dry labs, and collaboration spaces where multidisciplinary teams will discover new medical solutions and technologies.

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Creating a Home for a New Blended Engineering and Medicine Program

Published 5/3/2023

Texas A&M University has created an integrated Engineering Medicine (EnMed) program designed to train medical school students who possess degrees in engineering, computer science, physics, and/or related career experience, to identify and solve significant healthcare problems. These physicianeers graduate in four years with both medical doctor (MD) and a unique master of engineering (M.Eng.) degree that is focused on the design and implementation of medical technologies. To fulfill this mission, Texas A&M has renovated and modernized a former bank office building into the 144,000-sf EnMed Tower, equipped with large reconfigurable learning studios, simulation spaces, flexible classrooms, multidisciplinary labs, maker spaces, and virtual anatomy labs that leverage virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The school will graduate it first class of physicianeers on May 20.

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Michigan Technological University Begins Construction on H-STEM Complex

Published 4/27/2022

Michigan Technological University will begin construction in May of 2022 on the H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex in Houghton. Designed by HED, the $45 million project will accommodate integrated educational programs in health-related fields and accelerate the creation of human-centered technological innovations.

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Exact Sciences Expands Madison R&D Facilities

Published 1/28/2022

Exact Sciences Corporation will begin construction in spring of 2022 on the Research and Development Center of Excellence in Madison, Wis. Designed by Potter Lawson, the 266,000-sf facility will catalyze further innovations in multi-cancer early detection and enhance the company's flagship product, Cologuard. Completion is expected in 2024. 

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University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Break Ground on Texas Instruments Biomedical Engineering and Sciences Building

Published 11/29/2021

The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern broke ground on the Texas Instruments Biomedical Engineering and Sciences Building in November of 2021. Located on the East Campus of UT Southwestern Medical Center, the 150,000-sf facility will strategically collocate complementary research programs to foster the discovery and development of innovative medical solutions.

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Kilroy Realty Corporation Breaks Ground on Oyster Point Phase Two in South San Francisco

Published 6/16/2021

Kilroy Realty Corporation broke ground in June of 2021 on the second phase of construction at Oyster Point in South San Francisco. Comprising three buildings offering 860,000 sf of space, the $940 million project will provide leading-edge lab and office environments for biomedical and pharmaceutical tenants. LEED Gold sustainable design certification will be sought for the structures, which will incorporate 40,000-sf open floor plates, 22' by 33' column spacing, 16' floor-to-floor heights, and a floor load capacity of 125 pounds per square foot.

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Pfizer Constructs Modular Aseptic Processing Facility

Published 6/9/2021

Pfizer is constructing the $465 million Modular Aseptic Processing (MAP) facility on its existing campus in Portage, Mich. Integrating advanced manufacturing technologies, the 400,000-sf project will feature next-generation automation systems for the production of sterile injectable pharmaceuticals. The project, which will create approximately 450 new jobs, is part of a $1.1 billion investment in Kalamazoo County. Ground was broken on the facility in March of 2021 and completion is expected in 2023. Production operations will commence in 2025. 

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Promega Corporation Opens Kornberg Center

Published 4/16/2021

Promega Corporation opened the 283,000-sf Kornberg Center in April of 2021 in Fitchburg, Wis. Designed by Ramlow/Stein and SmithGroup, the three-story facility provides advanced laboratories for core product and technology development in cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetic identity, clinical diagnostics, and scientific applications.

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ApiJect Plans Gigafactory for Injectable Vaccines and Medicines

Published 11/30/2020

ApiJect will break ground in December of 2020 on the Gigafactory campus in Durham, N.C. Strategically sited in Research Triangle Park, the complex will be the world’s largest pharmaceutical fill-finish facility, offering an annual production capacity of three billion single-dose prefilled injectors. Funded by a federal loan of $590 million, the one million-sf project will provide BSL-2 manufacturing areas, cold and ultra-cold storage infrastructure, and an onsite needle and cannula factory.

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Facility Logix, EwingCole, and Biggins Lacy Shapiro Form Alliance to Serve Life Sciences Industry

Published 10/20/2020

Facility Logix, EwingCole, and Biggins Lacy Shapiro have launched Rapid Reshore & Development (RR&D) to provide turnkey professional services to the life sciences and biopharmaceutical industries. Addressing many of the logistical challenges faced by companies developing drugs, vaccines, and medical devices, the alliance represents an evolution from transaction-driven service models to a holistic focus on client needs.

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