The University of Buffalo (UB) Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC)/Incubator portion of the Kaleida Health/UB Clinical and Medical Research Building in Buffalo, N.Y., has officially opened. The important facility is a one-of-a-kind building planned as the cornerstone of a world-class academic medical center being developed by Kaleida Health and UB. The 476,000-square-foot facility is conceived as a vertical medical-research campus that stacks a translational building over a global vascular clinical building. The binder, between the two buildings, is a collaborative environment connecting doctors and researchers from varying specialties, fostering a learning environment that results in better patient care. The facility is intended to bring people – patients, surgeons, researchers – together for the exchange of knowledge and growth.
The CTRC portion of the building comprises laboratories, clinical trials, specialist imaging, and a biotech incubator. The entire facility utilizes a “Universal Grid” approach which optimizes loading, vibration and slab/void thickness to provide the most efficient and cost-effective “plug-and-play” module. The flexibility of the medical and research spaces will allow the building to accommodate a multitude of sciences now and in the future.