The Nano Institute of Utah moved to the new James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB) during the latter part of February and the early part of March, 2012.
University of Utah - James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building
USTAR Innovation Center – Salt Lake City
The move into the SMBB marks the beginning of a new era of scientific discovery and technology commercialization. It brings together the Brain Institute, the Nano Institute and the Department of Bioengineering, along with USTAR faculty researchers supported by graduate students, post-docs, junior faculty, administrative and laboratory personnel.
The 208,000 square-foot building contains wet lab and research computing space, faculty office space, meeting rooms and public areas designated to promote interaction within the scientific community, It also includes a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility with 18,000 square-feet of clean room space, biobay, and a 5,300 square-foot microscopy and materials characterization suite.
The SMBB is the centerpiece of a visionary plan to bridge the health sciences and main campus to accelerate research at the interfaces of medicine, engineering, pharmacy, science, business, law and digital media-with an emphasis on technology innovation that creates companies and jobs.