Center for Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine Opens

(December 30, 2015) - The University of Colorado Health's Center for Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine (BIPM) has opened its DNA Biorepository in the recently constructed Bioscience 2 building near the Anschutz Medical Campus. Architecture staff ​ from HDR's Denver office worked on the project, which began in April 2015. Programming started in May, and design followed in June. The facility opened in November, and within a month, about 1,000 patients had consented to a blood-sample collection process that involves extracting DNA in order to study tens of thousands of genetic biomarkers.

The project involved CU Denver, UC Health, and a newly recruited personalized medicine team from Johns Hopkins University. It was a highly technical project that was funded, designed and constructed by a collaborative team that included Affiliated Engineers out of Madison, WI, Saunders Construction in Denver and HDR. 

Work on a new space for the CU Department of Pathology's Colorado Molecular Correlates Laboratory (CMOCO), which pursues cancer-associated genes with high-speed genetic sequencing, should wrap up in the spring.