Development of a Rutgers Translational Research facility and the relocation of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to NJ Innovation & Technology HUB announced at groundbreaking event
A new Rutgers Translational Research facility – one of the largest of its kind in the nation – and a new home for the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will be cornerstones of the NJ Innovation & Technology HUB in New Brunswick in a project that will revolutionize the delivery of health care and medicine in the state.
Gov. Phil Murphy and Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway made the announcement at a groundbreaking ceremony at the HUB, a 550,000-square-foot, $665 million project being developed by the New Brunswick Development Corporation (Devco) across the street from the New Brunswick Train Station.
The HUB is designed to foster the growth of start-up companies and new technologies in a range of industries and to support the translation of research into real-world applications enabling new ventures to grow and expand the New Jersey economy.
The HUB’s expansion to include the Rutgers Translational Research facility and the new academic building for the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School provides increased collaborative opportunities for researchers, clinicians, biologists and members of the pharmaceutical industry to work together to pursue new therapies.
“The project announced today has the potential to be the most meaningful and profound investment this state has ever made in translational research that will take innovation and discovery from the bench to the bedside,” said Holloway. “This investment will fuel the kind of innovation that unleashes the combined power of one of America’s greatest public research universities with industry and other academic partners to disrupt and to transform the state and regional economies.”
Holloway thanked Gov. Murphy for his commitment to the project and noted that the HUB is “ambitious and aggressive. It is fundamental to how we will deliver knowledge and make discoveries. It will revolutionize the ways that we will provide health care and medicine in the future. It will embody the excellence that I see all around me at Rutgers.”