Description: The construction of the Bio Engineering Facility will provide a unique opportunity to bring together research teams from engineering and biomedical research to promote the development of bio-engineering and engineering health sciences at Michigan State University. These emerging research areas have significant opportunities for increased federal research funding, as well as for technology transfer to the private sector, which can promote the development of a transformational bio-based economy in Michigan.
Collaboration between researchers from different disciplines, ranging from chemical veneering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering to pharmacology, physiology and radiology, will be essential in the development of new areas of research such as tissue engineering. The new laboratory space will provide research capacity necessary to support new hires and funded researchers in the area, and allow collaborators from different academic units to be co-located. Faculty from the College of Engineering, College of Human Medicine and the College of Natural Science will be the primary occupants of the building. Additional benefits will be realized with the placement of the Bio Engineering Facility adjacent to the Clinical Center, Life
Sciences, and Radiology buildings.
This new Bio Engineering Facility will be located between the Life Science and the Clinical Center buildings in the south academic district. This project involves a four-story research laboratory building that is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research and interaction amongst all occupants/users, and the sharing of specialized research equipment, such as imaging. The building will be physically connected to the existing Clinical Center C-Wing and Life Science B-Wing, with proximity to the Radiology building to facilitate the sharing of core research resources. Initially, two floors will be built-out and two floors will be shelled, providing future research laboratory capacity necessary to support planned research growth. The future build out of the two shelled floors would be funded by the university.
Substantially complete: August 2014 (contingent upon legislative approval)
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Design Representative: Jeff Kasdorf, firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-353-5141
Construction representative: Ken Gottschalk email@example.com 517-355-3372