The Kansas Life Sciences Innovation Center occupies a prominent location on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan. The state-of-the-art laboratories house about 300 physicians, scientists and students, who collaborate on research that includes liver disease, reproductive sciences, neuroscience, diabetes and proteomics.
Research conducted COST PER SQ FT$259.51FEATURED IN2008 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized the center integrates biological information obtained from the study of genes and chromosomes (genomics), proteins (proteomics) and biological systems. The study of model organisms and disease models are integrated in this systems approach to biology and disease. Eighty adjoining laboratories are set up along the north side of the building; the more specialized labs are in the center where researchers can share equipment. This arrangement not only encourages collaborative team science, but also helps avoid costly duplication. The vivarium area includes a transgenic mouse facility, as well as an ABSL-3 laboratory.
The 205,000-square-foot, world-class research center was constructed below budget, and has exceeded the expectations of its users in both facilitating scientific collaboration and maintaining flexibility for future endeavors.