NCSU's $35 million building opens for veterinary research

NCSU's $35 million building opens for veterinary research

Apr 29, 2005
By staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - 4/29/05 - North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine will dedicate a $35 million building designed specifically for clinical research in veterinary medicine today.

The four-story building contains 33 laboratories in addition to two biosafety level-three laboratories for infectious disease research. The facility is the first to be built for a planned Centennial Biomedical Campus.

The facility will house about 180 faculty researchers, research technicians and graduate students and contains 74 offices and seven conference rooms.

The 20-year Centennial Biomedical Campus plan includes adding 25 buildings and approximately 1.6 million square feet of space.

Research in genomic sciences, gene therapy, vaccine development, creation of diagnostic tests, cancer immuno-therapy and genetic research will be some of the work carried out in the new facility.

Funding for the new building was part of a $3.1 billion educational bond referendum approved by voters in 2000.