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MUSC Ready to Begin New Construction

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September 9, 2008

By Jill Coley – The Post and Courier

The expanding Medical University of South Carolina soon will open a third construction site along President Street.

The S.C. Bioengineering Center at MUSC will corral experts in biomedical engineering, a field that could develop such futuristic treatments as growing replacement organs or regenerating neural tissue.

“This gives the research community another dimension in South Carolina,” said Richard Swaja, director of the S.C. Bioengineering Alliance.

Martine LaBerge, professor and chair of bioengineering at Clemson University, said the joint project was initiated because of a lack of space. In 2003, a relationship was forged between the two to attract millions of dollars in biomedical engineering research grants.

MUSC has requested approval from Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review to begin construction of the four-story, 100,000-square-foot building that will be the third in a series of buildings to go up on or near President Street.

A 120,000-square-foot dental building already under construction is slated for completion August 2009. The dental building faces Bee Street between President Street and Ashley Avenue.

The second in the series is a 114,000-square-foot drug discovery building that will comprise laboratory and biotech start-up space and is scheduled for completion by August 2010.

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