State grant to go towards third Binghamton University building in Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. - The Binghamton University Health Sciences campus in Johnson City is getting one building larger.

B.U. has announced a grant of $15 million in this year's New York State budget to pay for a Research and Development facility.

It would be located in between the new Pharmacy School building which is under construction and the Decker School of Nursing which will move into the old E-J shoebox factory once its renovated.

This third structure will be used by B.U.'s Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty for drug development and drug discovery.

"We would envision being able to attract some biotechs, maybe even be able to spin off some startups ourselves that will be able to use this new R&D facility because it will be state-of-the-art," said Dean Gloria Meredith.

Meredith says the added research could lead to the hiring of additional faculty and technicians.

The first class of about 90 pharmacy students starts this Fall on the Vestal campus.

They plan to move to J.C. when the Pharmacy School building is complete in the Fall of 2018.

There's no set timeline yet for the new research and development facility.


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