$220M Mizzou Research Facility To Be Established In Missouri
A research facility is to be built at the University of Missouri Columbia Campus. The $220.8 million facility will be built by the Burns and McDonnell architecture and engineering company.
This new facility will be a platform for private researchers, government agencies and students in the medicine, engineering and veterinary science faculties to do research and development. The Vice Chancellor at Missouri University, Elizabeth Loboa, stated that the Translational Precision Medicine Complex (TPMC) will build upon the institution’s current strengths to bring outstanding minds together to develop novel biomedical solutions.
The TPMC’s location will be along Hospital Drive, Columbia, and is set to be opened in October 2021 with the groundbreaking being set to take place in April, 2019. The Director of Healthcare for Burns & McDonnell, Rich McKown, asserted that this project remains a top priority for the University of Missouri, as it sets the institution to be one of the top research centers in Missouri and possibly the United States at large. For Burns & McDonnell, it is an excellent opportunity to express their support for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) development.
External companies wanting to conduct research in Missouri will not be left out either. In addition to collaboration spaces, there will be an innovation space at the TPMC facility whose role is to attract outside players and bring researchers in.