Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation’s New Facility: Progress Report

May 20, 2022

– The Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation’s (TIBI’s) new facility in Woodland Hills has begun in earnest. Workers have installed new plumbing underneath the building and have reinforced the historic building’s 50-year-old structure. They’ve also laid down a new roof, replaced existing glass-front walls, and are working on new skylights and an elevator pit.

In order to minimize vibration in the facility’s second-floor laboratories, the second story was shored up with steel-beamed supports and framing for some of the internal walls have already gone up. In addition, the building’s electrical and heating/cooling/ventilation systems are being installed.

The remaining work will take an estimated time of six months to complete, at which time TIBI employees, along with much of their equipment and supplies, will move from their current West Los Angeles facility to Woodland Hills.

The finished facility will provide 50,000 square feet of floor space and will house fully equipped laboratories, office space, and accommodations for meetings, seminars, and conferences.

“We are very excited about the completion of our new facility this year,” said Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., TIBI’s Director and CEO. “The additional space will allow us to greatly expand our research potential and to further our efforts in developing the next generation of biomedical innovations.”

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