Today @ Colorado State has been replaced by SOURCE. This site exists as an archive of Today @ Colorado State stories between January 1, 2009 and September 8, 2014.

Research / Discovery

Another weapon to fight disease

May 5, 2009

The siege against infectious diseases will expand when Colorado State's 72,000-square-foot, $53 million Research Innovation Center opens next year. The latest addition to the University's Foothills Research Campus will include state-of-the-art facilities for businesses and University scientists to develop new products to treat and diagnose infectious diseases that affect humanity around the world.

Translate research into medical treatments, vaccines

The three-story building is expected to be completed in April 2010. Research there will involve faculty and students working with startup companies and other private-sector scientists.

A biotechnology incubator at the facility will help translate University research into new products to meet medical needs and to make vaccines for human clinical studies.

Ground was broken in December on the center, which will support research out of the University’s Infectious Disease Supercluster. MicroRx, the nonprofit enterprise arm of the Supercluster, is devoted to turning research discoveries into marketplace products.

State-of-the-art facilities

The center will be an addition to CSU’s 38,000-square-foot Rocky Mountain Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, completed on the Foothills Campus in October 2007. Research began in RBL last winter.

The building was constructed with a $30 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease.

by Dell Rae Moellenberg

------------------------------------

Original story published in Colorado State Magazine, Spring 2009.