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Grand Opening Ceremony for the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Addition

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Oct. 12, 2021, 2 p.m.


Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, and state officials cut the ribbon to officially open the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Addition at 4 Riverside Circle on Oct. 12, 2021, a major milestone in the 11-year history of the research institute that dramatically increases its research capacity and adds a vast array leading-edge facilities and instrumentation for  taking on the challenges of brain disorders, cardiovascular disease, cancer, metabolism and obesity, companion animal health, and infectious disease

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News About 4 Riverside Circle

Inside 4 Riverside Circle

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Quick Facts

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  • 139,000-square-foot Expansion
  • Building Cost: $90 Million
  • Wet Lab Space for 20-25 Research Teams
  • Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory for COVID-19 Testing
  • Siemens 3.0 Tesla Prisma MRI
  • MRI-Guided Insightec Focused Ultrasound [Read Story]
  • 3D Printing Lab and Bioprinting Facility
  • CT Imaging Core - Siemens Somatom Confidence CT Scanner
  • Human Metabolism Research Facilities - Whole Room Calorimeters, Metabolic Kitchen
  • Patient study and support facilities
  • Small Bore Pre-Clinical Imaging Core - High-field Bruker MRI with PET Insert, and Micro PET/CT System





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