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U-M will expand medical discovery space through $78.5M project

Renovation of last two empty buildings at former pharmaceutical research complex will bring more scientists together with key resources

ANN ARBOR—Eight years ago this month, silence fell over a vast pharmaceutical research campus in northeast Ann Arbor.

But today, it's a bustling part of the University of Michigan, which has spent recent years putting its laboratories, offices and event spaces back to good use.

Now, the last two empty buildings on the site will take on a new life, through a $78.5 million renovation project approved today by the U-M Board of Regents.

The U-M Medical School will use the space to create more than 50 modern research laboratories for its faculty scientists and their teams, and spaces for them to connect with one another to fuel discoveries about many diseases.


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