As genetic testing becomes more and more part of standard medical care and research, the need for space to handle and store patient samples is also growing. To address this issue, Mayo Clinic is addressing with an $11.6 million expansion of its John W. Marvin Building at 2915 Valleyhigh Dr. NW. The expansion will add 39,000 square feet of space to the 176,455 square-foot biorepository.
The first phase of construction is expected to wrap up by the end of 2021, according to Mayo Clinic spokesperson Kelley Luckstein. The smaller second phase is expected to be completed in early 2022.
Once complete, the facility will ramp up its processing and storage of biosamples, supporting medical research of all kinds. The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine operates the Biorepositories Program.
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