Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Two linked lab buildings form a state-of-the-art complex for medical research, education, and commercialization
This interdisciplinary research complex advances South Carolina’s biomedical research capabilities and serves as a striking addition to MUSC’s urban campus. An underlying emphasis on cross-discipline collaboration drove the design, which brings together not only multiple science disciplines from MUSC, Clemson University and the University of South Carolina, but also representatives of private industry in incubator labs.
The buildings bring together faculty researchers and medical students, providing facilities for collaborative research in Structural Biology, Organ Biology, Translational Cancer Therapeutics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Bioengineering, Regenerative Medicine, Cancer Genomics, Pharmacology, and Drug Design.
- Flexible modular labs include mobile lab furniture and overhead services to facilitate easy modifications and reconfiguration of the lab areas. A vivarium, a multi-magnet NMR facility, and a Brain Imaging Center, support the research effort.
- The Bioengineering Building and Drug Discovery Buildings are linked at two levels and function as a unified, multi-departmental research complex. The ground floor of the complex is a connected public space, serving two auditoriums, two classrooms, a pharmacy teaching/practice laboratory and open social spaces for receptions and interaction.
- In addition to providing space for researchers from MUSC, Clemson, and the University of South Carolina, the Clyburn Center houses the Charleston Innovation Center, an incubator for new companies developed with the South Carolina Research Authority, the City of Charleston, and MUSC. The business incubator currently houses eight biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.