New $120 Million UTD and UTSW Medical Facility Opens

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The Texas Instruments Biomedical Engineering and Science Building constructed by UTD and UT Southwestern opened in late July, with plans to move in researchers coming this September.

Coming off the heels of a $15 million donation from Texas Instruments, UTD and UT Southwestern broke ground in November 2021 with the goal to advance related biomedical engineering fields such as molecular imaging, robotic and genetic engineering, semiconductors and artificial intelligence.

The five-story building will be 150,000 square feet, located on the East Campus of UT Southwestern Medical Center. Despite being officially open, construction is ongoing and will not have research teams from UTD moved in until September according to Stephen Spiro, vice provost for faculty affairs.

“The goal and the philosophy is partly to simulate collaborative research between UT Dallas and UT Southwestern facially,” Spiro said. “[It is] to give our faculty who have health-relevant research the opportunity to access patient samples and collaborative interactions with clinicians.”

The Mercury will continue to follow this story as UTD research teams are decided upon in September.


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