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The Research Innovation Center provides a rich and diverse environment promoting opportunities for collaboration between the public and private sector. The Entrepreneurial component of this project promotes sustainable growth within the center. Revenue generated from the leased private space shall be used to offset the operating and maintenance costs associated with the facility. This proposal is aligned with a multi-phase expansion of the Judson M. Harper Research Complex at the Foothills Campus, Colorado State University. It is incorporated in and is consistent with the Foothills Master Plan.

The facility includes the following components:

  • BSL2 labs for additional toxicology and pathogen research.
  • BSL2, cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) production space for the pre-clinical testing, production, and eventual marketing of new therapeutics.
  • Leased office and research space to promote technology development, biomedical engineering and commercialization.
  • Leased entrepreneurial space where business personnel reside alongside some of the county's most sought-after researchers to promote start-up companies. These ventures are involved in the production of biomedical agents, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.
  • Leased and University office space for patent research and application personnel.
  • An MRI research suite supporting BSL3 research.

Statistics & Specifications

  • Square Footage: 72,000 gross square feet
  • Funds: $52 million
  • Expected Completion: Complete
  • Green Features: This project employs LEED Version 2.2. The project was designed to accommodate the High Performance Building Standard as detailed in SB07-051 and the High Performance Building Program as authored by the Office of the State Architect. The LEED gold standard was used as a prescriptive method for integrating sustainable systems into the building.
  • LEED Certification: Gold - see the LEED Certification Scorecard Adobe Reader Document (PDF) for details.

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