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Collaboration touted at event marking new ASU/UA facility

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Tags: abc, asu, ua

Summary:

Arizona's spirit of collaboration was celebrated by state officials during a press conference held in downtown Phoenix at the future site of the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative (ABC), a joint endeavor of the state's two major research universities.

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Arizona's spirit of collaboration was celebrated by state officials during a press conference held in downtown Phoenix at the future site of the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative (ABC), a joint endeavor of the state's two major research universities.

"Collaboration within the state has been the key to our success thus far and will continue to be into the future, said University of Arizona President Peter Likins as he stood beside Arizona State University President Michael Crow.

"ABC is a testament to what we can accomplish when we set aside our parochial differences to do what is best for our universities and our state," said Christine Palacios, president of the Arizona Board of Regents.

ABC is a partnership between the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. Its initial building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus will be the first shared by the two universities. It will also be the City of Phoenix's first public research building.

The $29.4 million, 85,600 square foot building will sit between the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the future UA College of Medicine Phoenix campus. It will house the medical school's wet labs, the UA College of Pharmacy, and ASU's Biomedical Informatics Center.

Funding for the project comes from the $440 million the Legislature approved in 2003 for new research facilities at the state's three universities.


For more information:

" Napolitano, university presidents move on joint research facility," Arizona Daily Star, 03/16/2006

"Groundbreaking today on key biomed building," Arizona Daily Star, 03/16/2006