University of Minnesota, Medical Biosciences Building
Square Footage: 112,000
The Medical Biosciences Building (MBB) adds 112,000 gross square feet of translational research space for the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota. Key functional spaces include four levels of research laboratories, two vivariums, ABSL-3 infectious disease labs, offices, conference rooms, and teaming space for 36 principal investigators and their support staff of 250. The building design supports interdisciplinary groups that are researching immunology, neuroscience, Alzheimers, and infectious diseases.
The MBB is an early phase of the new Bio-Discovery District at the university, which currently includes Lions Research Building, McGuire Translational Research Facility, and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. MBB's site is immediately north of the new TCF Bank Stadium, home of the Golden Gophers and at the east perimeter of the main campus. The new district supports the translation of basic science into the next generation of medical therapies.