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May 12, 2010 8:53 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado State University unveils new biosciences center

A new $53 million research center at Colorado State University is designed to bring together scientists and businesses for research into diseases and developing treatments.

The 72,000-square-foot Research Innovation Center on the Fort Collins campus includes office space for businesses and bioscience laboratories. University officials said Tuesday the goal is to team existing businesses with startups.

The center will house efforts to develop and perfect vaccines, tests and treatments for a variety of diseases, such as West Nile virus and drug-resistant tuberculosis. Colorado State issued bonds to finance it.

The center is an addition to the Infectious Disease Research Center, which includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Biocontainment Laboratory.

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