The main entranceway to the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital has reopened to traffic and the new, larger parking lot is available for clients of the Hospital. We’d like to thank everyone for their patience as we worked to complete this project which, thanks to mild weather, was finished slightly ahead of schedule.
Work continues on the Research Innovation Center (RIC) located at the Colorado State University Foothills Research Campus. RIC, which is located adjacent to the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL), is being funded by bonds let by Colorado State University.
RIC will provide Biosecurity Level 2 research space to public and private research partners. Research that begins in the RBL can be moved to RIC for final laboratory investigations and preparation for commercialization. The new building will support the work of the Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases (RCE) research and training at Colorado State University.
One of the RCE’s primary goals is to develop new diagnostics, vaccines, and medicines for infectious diseases. RIC will further the efforts of the RCE by providing research space to partners working to bring these new instruments against infectious disease from the lab bench to the marketplace.
In other construction news, building at the Diagnostic Medicine Center continues to progress. Construction supervisors expect to finish on or ahead of schedule, planning for a June 2009 DMC completion.
Progress updates on CSU construction projects are available at Today@ColoradoState.edu, on the University's Facilities Management Web site at www.facilities.colostate.edu and on the Parking Services Web site at www.parking.colostate.edu.