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abwell, a division of Jones Lang LaSalle, recently revealed the initial results of the company's work pioneering a new lab operations support approach for research and development.


The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Maine recently celebrated the opening of its Bigelow Center for Blue Biotechnology.


The Boston Consulting Group has released a report on how a select group of health care companies have managed to deliver superior shareholder returns.


Merck has established a new Asian R&D headquarters in Beijing.


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (center) cuts the ribbon for the new Arizona Center for Innovation facility.

TheArizona Center for Innovation (AzCI), a technology business incubator located at the UA Tech Park in Tucson, recently dedicated its new facilities. AzCI helps local entrepreneurs and inventors transform their innovative ideas and discoveries into successful high technology companies.

"The Arizona Center for Innovation is part of the engine that will power us into Arizona's second century," said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. "This is an investment that will bring novel technologies to the marketplace, create high-wage jobs and expand and diversify the economy of southern Arizona."

In July 2010, Brewer announced a $1.5-million state grant for the AzCI to advance its technology commercialization efforts. Using these funds, AzCI revamped its business development curriculum as well as expanded and upgraded its office and laboratory offerings.

AzCI's new 18,000-sq.-ft. (1,672-sq.-m.) space was specially designed to suit the needs of start-up companies.


A North Carolina medical device manufacturer has expanded its biologics facility.


Duke Realty has begun construction on Wishard Health Services' new faculty office building as part of the planned 37-acre (15-hectare), $754-million Eskenazi Health campus in downtown Indianapolis. The five-story, 274,000-sq.-ft. (25,455-sq.-m.) Fifth Third Faculty Office Building will house support functions for the hospital, including office space for administrative staff and Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine faculty physicians who will practice at the campus, as well as work space for both research and various academic support programs. Along with an 11-story hospital tower and a planned ambulatory care building, the new facility will enable Eskenazi Health's physicians and staff to be consolidated on one modern campus.



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