USTAR BioInnovations Center
The 118,000-square-foot building, located in USU’s Innovation Campus, 650 E. Grand Avenue, in North Logan, houses highly advanced life sciences laboratories and will provide researchers the resources to seek cures for a range of human and animal diseases. USTAR teams such as the Applied Nutrition Research team, Veterinary Diagnostics and Infectious Disease, and the Synthetic Bio-Manufacturing Center occupy lab and clinical space.
Construction was led by project managers from the State of Utah Department of Facilities Construction Management (DFCM), Gramoll Construction, AJC Architects and various management and research groups from Utah State University. USU is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for the building.
The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) is a long-term, state-funded investment to strengthen Utah’s “knowledge economy” and generate high-paying jobs. Funded in March 2006 by the state legislature, USTAR is based on three program areas. The first area involves funding for strategic investments at the University of Utah and Utah State University to recruit world-class researchers. The second area is to build state-of-the-art interdisciplinary facilities at these institutions for the innovation teams. The third program area involves teams that work with companies and entrepreneurs across the state to promote science, innovation and commercialization activities.
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