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new research and teaching facility which opened in April at the University of Colorado Boulder will facilitate work on a wide swath of pressing societal challenges ranging from biomedical issues like cancer, heart disease and tissue engineering to the development of new biofuels. The new Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building will offer opportunities for researchers and students from multiple disciplines to collaborate, said CU-Boulder Distinguished Professor and Nobel laureate Tom Cech. Cech directs the Biofrontiers Institute, which is using the facility to advance human health and welfare by exploring critical frontiers of unknown biology to further teaching, research and technology at the intersections of the life sciences, physical sciences, math, computational sciences and engineering.

Located on CU-Boulder’s East Campus, the new 336,800-sq.-ft. (31,288-sq.-m.) facility will host more than 60 faculty and more than 500 researchers and support staff. The new building is on track to receive a LEED Platinum rating from the United States Green Building Council. 

Medical device specialist BD recently opened a new distribution center in Four Oaks, N.C., that will service the company's East Coast customers. The $38 million facility currently employs 140 people.

Aveo Pharmaceuticals has leased space from BioMed Realty Trust in Cambridge, Mass. Aveo will move its headquarters and research operations into the multi-tenant facility.

Terumo BCT is expanding its existing U.S. manufacturing operations at its global headquarters in Lakewood, Colo., and will build a new manufacturing facility in Vietnam. Investment in the Colorado and Vietnam facilitieswill support growth and demand for blood and cellular therapy products and equipment globally.  

Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville plans a major expansion.

Smoking could soon get a lot more expensive in California. Voters go to the polls in June to decide whether a $1 per pack tax increase should be approved to fund cancer research.

Logistics firm DB Schenker is expanding in Dublin, primarily to serve the life sciences sectors.

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The Site Selection Life Sciences Report features exclusive and in-depth reporting and analysis on the most important life science projects and issues. Topics covered include pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing, biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, health-care services facility trends, clinical research and other key life science sectors.


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