World-Class Research Spaces
The NextGen Precision Health Institute will be a state-of-the-art facility at the University of Missouri-Columbia that will be available to all UM System researchers. Located adjacent to the MU Health Care and Truman VA hospitals, the NextGen Precision Health Institute is on schedule to open in the fall of 2021.
As part of the statewide NextGen Precision Health Initiative, this world-class facility will bring expert health researchers, faculty, clinicians and industry partners together under one roof in search of solutions to the world’s greatest health challenges.
Designed with the goal of rapid precision health advancement, the Institute will provide the facilities and resources needed to integrate multidisciplinary laboratory space with advanced analytical instrumentation, computational processing and pilot-scale manufacturing to create a comprehensive precision health research pipeline encompassing the entire system.
Features of the proposed 265,000-square-foot complex include:
- Multidisciplinary laboratory space, including 32 wet labs
- Central lecture hall
- MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner
- 18 integrated informatics and data analytics spaces
- Computational processing and pilot-scale manufacturing
- Advanced analytical instrumentation
- Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) spaces
- Clean rooms for tissue engineering and device fabrication
The Research Tower will contain a multitude of both dry and wet lab facilities, as well as meeting and conference areas where researchers, graduate students and others can come together to discuss collaborative projects.
The Innovation Tower will be the public facing facility and include graduate student work spaces, seminar rooms and a large multipurpose space, a visualization center and investigator offices. It will also have dedicated space for public and private corporate partnerships on each floor.
The NextGen Center for Imaging will be a state-of-the-art facility featuring the Siemens MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla MRI, which helps clinicians detect the source of certain health problems earlier and provide more precise treatment. Additionally, the Siemens Virtual Cockpit enables remote scanning assistance, allowing transformation of care delivery and a higher level of standardization that leads to more accurate diagnoses.
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