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The 125,000-square-foot Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center (LSBC) is the centerpiece of WPI's multi-million-dollar investment in life sciences and bioengineering research, education, and outreach. Located at Gateway Park, a multi-use, life sciences-based campus being developed by WPI adjacent to downtown Worcester, the building is home to an unusual and dynamic mix of university researchers, life sciences companies, state-of-the-art research and development facilities, and academic programs.

The work underway in the LSBC is highly interdisciplinary, and highly applied. WPI researchers collaborate across disciplines to solve problems in such areas as regenerative biology, tissue mechanics and engineering, bioengineering and biosensors, biochemistry and nanotechnology, neuroimaging, and neuroprosthetics, while engineers and scientists work side by side to bring discoveries from the lab to the marketplace, the clinic, and the bedside.

Our corporate tenants benefit from their close proximity to our faculty and students, and partnerships are frequently forged that enrich both—providing real-world challenges for the WPI researchers, and valuable solutions for companies. Corporate tenants also find value in the building's core research facilities, which include a microscopy and imaging core, a major instrumentation core, and the Bioprocess Center. These facilities are also available on a contract basis to outside companies and research laboratories.

I invite you to learn more about the LSBC by exploring this site. And I hope you'll considering joining this dynamic community, whether as a student, a colleague, or a research or corporate partner.

David Easson, ScD
Director, WPI Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center
+1-508-831-4993
deasson@wpi.edu

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