January 20, 2020

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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University of Florida Academic and Research Center (planned)

Cost: $61 million

Size: 100,000 square feet

Staff: 120, serving 200 students

Notable: The center will house a Comprehensive Drug Development Center, including a Ph.D. program; a College of Pharmacy that will move from Apopka; and 15 biomedical research laboratories.

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M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Institute (opening this year)

Size: The institute will move to 30,000 square feet on the fifth floor of UCF’s Burnett School building (photo above), paying the university $2.5 million to occupy space for up to five years as M. D. Anderson Orlando plans and builds a freestanding research facility at Medical City. The institute includes 25 researchers and could triple in size after the freestanding facility is constructed.
[Photo: Jeffrey Camp]

Tags: Central, Healthcare

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