Monday, April 1, 2013

MCA Debuts Biomedical Research Park Plans

Concept image of a future Biomedical Research building planned for the MCA Campus.
The Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation earlier this year unveiled its concept plans for a new Biomedical Research and Technology Commercialization Park that will be located at the campus. The Park will occupy 13 acres of City-owned land at the corner of Gateway East Boulevard and Revere Street in central El Paso.

Initial plans call for the construction of an 80,000 square foot building that will house "office suites, principal investigator offices, incubator  space, laboratories, core research elements, prototyping laboratories and/or machine shop facilities, and flex space that can be built out for specific tenants’ needs," according to the website. Tenants in the facility could include those from the public and private sectors as well as nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

The Park is part of the large MCA master plan which encompasses 140 acres which includes University Medical Center and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. The Foundation hopes to open the Biomedical Research and Technology Park sometime in 2015.

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Biomedical and Technology Park website: http://www.mcamericas.org/tech-park

2 comments:

  1. On the El Paso Times Saturday 13 edition and on the El Paso Inc.there was a totally different design rendering of this new building! A huge donation is being made by businessman Jack Cardwell and ground breaking will be in 2014 with completion in 2015.
    Do you know of any changes to the design of this building Armando?

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    1. Good catch. I hadn't seen that new rendering, which shows Cardwell's name on the side. The MCA Foundation updated their site with the new images. I'll doing a post on it tonight. Thanks!

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