Article by Susan Murphy
Today, researchers, physicians and staff with the Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory, a joint collaboration between the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the Center for Individualized Medicine, will take part in a community celebration of One Discovery Square from 4-6 p.m.
The grand opening event, held in conjunction with the Destination Medical Center’s annual meeting, is open to the public and features interactive displays, tenant activity booths, music, food, games and self-guided tours. The 90,000-square-foot, four-story bioscience building is located at 201-299 4th Street SW in the heart of downtown Rochester.
“By putting some of the world’s top medical researchers and state-of-the-art laboratories under one roof, we now have an extraordinary opportunity to accelerate discoveries of life-saving therapies and test development in individualized medicine for patients with complex diseases, including cancers,” says Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.
Dr. Stewart says the Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory will initially support 14 projects in areas of disruptive technology, such as multi-omics, artificial intelligence and digital pathology, bringing together current and new testing platforms with multidisciplinary staff.
“The collaboration represents a new era in transforming human health through individualized medicine,” says Dr. Stewart. “Researchers will be encouraged to innovate with a goal of accelerating the development and launch of new products and services.”
In addition, the Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory will collaborate with companies, both inside and outside of One Discovery Square, to increase laboratory testing capabilities at Mayo Clinic and to provide alternate revenue sources through business partnerships.
One Discovery Square will also be home to two other Mayo Clinic departments: Biomedical Technology and Advanced Manufacturing of Regenerative Products. The building is part of a planned 16-block sub-district designed to be a hub for science and research.
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