Bindley Bioscience Center

Opened: 2005

Cost: $15 million

Major Funding

William E. Bindley

Space

30,000 assignable square feet, including 20,000 square feet of lab space, to foster multidisciplinary team-based research. Large, open and flexible labs offer several core research capabilities: biological mass spectrometry with metabolomic and proteomic applications; computational life sciences and informatics; biophysical analysis; biomolecular screening and drug discovery core; flow cytometry and cell sorting; bioscience imaging; translational pharmacology and bionanotechnology.

Programs

The Bindley Bioscience Center is home to the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D) and the Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio), and plays a central role for supporting the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Research core activity in metabolomics, proteomics and cytometry supports dozens of academic and corporate projects. In addition, the biomolecular screening and drug discovery core combines diverse robotic technologies for automated analyses of druglike compounds, microbial diversity and biomolecular interactions. The Physiological Sensing Facility develops and implements innovative multimodal sensors in biological systems. Bindley's Center for Analytical Instrumentation Development (CAID), supported by National Science Foundation, Transportation Security Administration and National Institutes of Health, is developing point-of-need devices for use in drug discovery, clinical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, and the fight against chemical and biological terrorism.

Unique Features

Building on the deep expertise of the center's senior researchers, the facility's equipment and state-of-the-art labs have sparked translational life science and engineering research collaborations with state, regional, national and international industry partners. The skywalk connecting Bindley to Birck Nanotechnology Center facilitates intercenter bionanotechnology research.

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