BioMed Realty, UC San Diego Open $92M Center for Novel Therapeutics in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — BioMed Realty, a Blackstone portfolio company, and the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) have opened the Center for Novel Therapeutics (CNT) on the UC San Diego Science Research Park campus.
The 137,000-square-foot research hub leverages the strength of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center with private sector companies looking to translate research into helping cancer patients worldwide. The development represents a $92 million investment by BioMed Realty.
CNT is San Diego’s newest dedicated oncology research center with best-in-class facilities to advance life-changing treatments for cancer patients. Additionally, the facility includes the first academic-industry drug discovery incubator site in San Diego. CNT will continue UC San Diego’s “bench to bedside” approach, the transition of research from the laboratory space into the clinic and to patients through the promotion of new therapies.
BioMed Realty designed the project with UC San Diego to include high-efficiency water-cooled central cooling, LED energy efficient light fixtures and photo-voltaic solar panels in the roof of the atrium and other parts of the building. Due to the project’s design, the facility was awarded LEED Gold certification.