The UT-Baptist Research Park offers access to world-class amenities. Its location in the heart of Memphis' technology and research urban core creates a collaborative environment rarely found in the bioscience industry. Amenities with direct access or proximity include:
Memphis Bioworks Conference Center
Current facilities available include a 250 seat, stadium style, newly renovated auditorium with the ability to have smaller meeting rooms as well. The latest audio visual equipment is available for presentations. With the air walls, the auditorium can be divided into three meeting rooms with two 50-seat spaces and one 150-seat section. The lobby area serves as a great place for networking before and after meetings. With comfortable seating and areas for catered food, this 7,500 square foot venue provides a perfect place for meetings and training needs for Memphis area companies.
Four additional classrooms for smaller meetings or breakout sessions are available in an adjacent 6,100 square foot wing. Depending on the layout and configuration, these rooms can accommodate a small meeting for a few people or as many as 50. These professional oriented meeting rooms are each equipped with mounted projectors, screens and whiteboards. Tack strips allow for materials to be displayed on the walls. One room has a vinyl floor suitable for medical & laboratory training, and another room incorporates space for sales simulation training with a lounge area and offices.
General Clinical Research Center
Nearly $18 million in federal funding created a new regional biodefense research laboratory, and additional monies were granted to the Colleges of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences at the UT Health Science Center for biodefense training in Memphis.
As one of eight designated National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cooperative Research Centers directed at a common health problem, The UT Memphis Health Science Center will focus on hepatitis C.
Mouse Genome Consortium
The Tennessee Mouse Genome Consortium on the UT Health Science Center campus is a collaboration of experts and resources from across Tennessee dedicated to studying complex disorders of the brain by using mouse models.
Molecular Resource Center (MRC)
Consistently ranked in the nation's top-10 for clinical care, the Hamilton Eye Institute houses the Center for Vision Research, where laboratory space and core facilities for imaging and molecular biology are available.
Automated DNA sequencing is currently being accomplished with two ABI Model 3100 Genetic Analyzers.
The University of Tennessee Flow Cytometry Laboratory has two cytometers, a Becton Dickinson FACSCalibur and a Beckman Coulter EPICS Elite ESP.
The Molecular Resource Center has an ABI PRISM 7700 Sequence Detection System for Real Time PCR.
The University of Tennessee MRC Genomics offers a wide array of services, including transgenics, a microarray facility, and Biacore & Agilent bioanalyzing.
Memphis Specialized Laboratory
A primary component of the Research Park development is this vivarium, designed to support research needs for area orthopedic, medical device and therapeutics/pharmaceutical companies.
Research studies proposed for this facility range from drug efficacy to toxicology, pharmacokinetic studies, to long-term orthopedic implantation or graft studies utilizing larger animal models. The facility will be designed to support Good Lab Practices (GLP) compliant studies. The facility will also be designed to accommodate multiple occupants and simultaneous studies with operational flexibility to permit clients to either work with the facility as a contract research organization (CRO) or to more directly manage animals and studies in the facility.
The facility design includes flexible space to accommodate most types of studies. The holding areas will be supported by a washroom facility sized to service both the phase 1 vivarium and anticipated vivarium expansions. Specialty cores and support services will also be located within the vivarium.