May 20, 2020
Institute will house inter-disciplinary research in bioengineering, micro-and nanoscale technologies to enable transformative biomedical innovation
(LOS ANGELES) – Once home to the Weider Health and Fitness Center, created by body builder and entrepreneur Joe Weider, the newly-acquired addition to the Terasaki Institute will be custom-designed to house the latest technology in cutting-edge research. Built in 1971, the two-story building will provide 50,000 square feet of floor space for up to 200 employees.
Space devoted to laboratory research will be designed to accommodate multiple teams of scientists, who will be developing bioengineered systems, devices and other products with various biomedical applications. This newfacility will be fully equipped to enable such technologies as tissue engineering and regeneration, bio-fabrication using 3D printing, nano- and micro-engineering, stem cell engineering and the creation of human organs on chips.
“I’m very excited about the addition of the new building to the Terasaki Institute. I believe that this addition will give us needed research space to bring together a number of leading scientists in our efforts to develop the next generation of biomedical innovations,” said Terasaki Institute’s new director and CEO, Ali Khademhosseini, PhD. “I’m particularly excited in furthering the great legacy of the Weider family and the building’s history in promoting health and fitness by focusing on individualized cures and diagnostics.”
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