Biomedical Discovery District

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University of Minnesota Biomedical Research District
Within the Biomedical Discovery District, nearly 1,000 people including 165 faculty researchers work in 700,000 square feet of flexible research space to find new cures, treatments, and preventions.

We have the expert researchers, the groundbreaking projects, and the community partners in the field. And now, we have the funding to take our discoveries to a whole new level with our world-class  Biomedical Discovery District.

The district is a cluster of state-of-the-art research facilities just north of the new TCF stadium.  When complete, it will provide approximately 700,000 square feet of flexible research space --  giving scientists everything they need to fight today’s health challenges.

Room to collaborate

The idea behind the Biomedical Discovery District is simple: provide the physical space for scientists and researchers from all disciplines to collaborate and do what they do best -- develop the cures and therapies of tomorrow. Instead of organizing researchers by school, college or department, it brings together researchers working on a specific disease area.

The focus is on translational research, which bridges the gap between science and application – propelling discoveries to become treatments faster and more efficiently.

Currently, the Biomedical Discovery District is home to:

Building momentum for Minnesota

The Biomedical Discovery District is expected to attract as much as $100 million in new annual research funding, firmly positioning Minnesota as a world leader for biomedical research. Every million dollars of federally sponsored research generates more than 32 jobs and $2 million in new state business activity.

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Building a Place for Discoveries


Researchers in the Biomedical Discovery District will cure disease, improve health, and grow the state’s biomedical science industry.

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