Bioscience 2 called ‘spectacular facility’; featured in CU Today

On Nov. 18, campus leaders and the bioengineering department celebrated the collaborations behind the new Bioscience 2 building, home to the Department of Bioengineering, on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Event speakers included CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman; Steve VanNurden, president and CEO of the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (FRA); Brian Freed, executive director of ClinImmune Labs and professor in the CU School of Medicine; and Robin Shandas, professor and founding chair of the bioengineering department. Other dignitaries included CU Regent Sue Sharkey, Sen. Michael Johnston, D-Denver, and Marc Ingber, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Bioengineering programs’ rapid growth featured in CU Today

By Chris Casey, University Communications

AURORA — On a recent day after class, bioengineering student Adam Rauff takes a break inside the spacious and sun-bathed student lounge of the new Bioscience 2 Building. Outside, the building is surrounded by state-of-the-art labs and clinics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

“I’m still feeling out what’s on this campus,” Rauff says. The Bioengineering Department’s new home on the first floor of Bioscience 2 is filled with cutting-edge equipment, classrooms, faculty offices and small-group study rooms. Upstairs, as well as at the Bioscience Park Center across the street, are several startup companies, with more launching every year.

Rauff is a member of the first bioengineering undergraduate cohort to move into upper-division courses at CU Anschutz this fall. The cohort of 15 students began their program in 2013 at CU Denver. “I definitely see the medical campus location as an advantage,” he says. “It’s great being close to the people who encounter these kinds of bioengineering problems in a clinical setting.”

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Denver Post features new Bioscience 2 Building

New building on Fitzsimons campus will house CU bioengineering students

By Megan Mitchell
YourHub Reporter

The University of Colorado Denver and the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority are ready to begin construction on the 578-acre health campus’ second medical research incubator building, Bioscience 2.

“This is our first, real collaboration with CU,” said Steve VanNurden,  president and CEO of the FRA, which was formed in 1996. “We meet every week to work on the design and final details. This project has been in the works for six or seven years.”

Crews are working on the 112,000-square-foot Bioscience 2 building at East Montview Boulevard and North Troy Street after the groundbreaking Wednesday.