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Biotech

Medical City Is Changing Florida's DNA

Orlando's medical cluster is a big step toward critical mass for the state's biotech initiative.

Mark R. Howard | 10/1/2009
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Burnham Institute for Medical Research (open)

Cost: $85 million

Size: 175,000 square feet

Staff: Ultimately 303, including 30 lead scientists

Salaries and Benefits: $27.8 million

Focus: Research into diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and drug discoveries

Notable: Burnham is one of only four NIH comprehensive centers for chemical biology and drug discovery in the nation. One of Burnham’s research areas at Lake Nona uses a $12-million robotic “Ultra High Throughput Chemical Screening System” that can screen more than 2 million chemical compounds per day.
[Photo: Burnham]

Tags: Central, Healthcare

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