IBRI Moves into New Facility
The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute opened its doors to it new facility in late summer 2015, occupying the 16 Tech Biotechnology Research & Training Center (BRTC) in downtown Indianapolis. The 25,000 square feet of lab, open office and collaboration space accommodates the growing executive and scientific team and will accommodate the addition of up to five Indiana Fellows and their research teams. The BRTC facility provides the IBRI the space and facility resources to grow over the next two years with room for up to 60 total researchers while the IBRI's permanent facility is being built.
The IBRI sits adjacent to the largest concentration of healthcare and medical research assets in Indianapolis, including the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases.
The IBRI facility includes:
- 18,000 square feet of laboratory and open collaboration space, including 22 wet labs;
- 7,000 square feet of laboratory and office space for IBRI-affiliated commercial entities and start-ups; and
- An animal facility and transgenic animal core, and the future metabolic core for IBRI and the Diabetes Research Center.
Plans are well under way for the IBRI to anchor a 60-acre innovation community, known as 16 Tech, and initially occupy up to 75,000 square feet of newly develpoped open office, and collaboration and lab space as early as 2018.
Located adjacent to medical and research facilities, as well as other advanced industry sectors, 16 Tech will connect, encourage and support entrepreneurs, researchers, students, faculty and talent in discovery, development and commercialization of life sciences and other advanced industry solutions. As 16 Tech’s anchor tenant, IBRI will achieve its own life sciences research goals, and its promise to be a catalyst for innovation, discovery and economic growth reaching far beyond the immediate community.