Archive for July, 2008

UT-Baptist Research Park in the National Development Spotlight

July 17, 2008

Anyone driving down Union or Madison Avenues in the Memphis Medical District can’t help but notice the activity on the UT-Baptist Research Park site. Infrastructure is being developed, foundations are being poured and buildings are rising. The first two buildings under construction are the UT Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy and the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL). One of only 13 RBLs funded by National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the UTHSC RBL will be focused on research to develop new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics to protect the general population from infectious diseases and bioterrorism. The new College of Pharmacy building will give the research campus a state-of-the-art building to provide educational and laboratory space for researchers to generate discoveries that lead to patents with commercial potential. The College of Pharmacy is at the forefront in the development of patents for the UTHSC.