Bindley Bioscience Center

Opened: 2005

Cost: $15 million


Bindley Bioscience Center
1203 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057

Major Funding

William E. Bindley


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.


Purdue’s leading innovation research support facility, Bindley Bioscience Center  provides an integrated platform of infrastructure, advanced instrumentation, disciplinary expertise, data analysis, consulting and training to advance life sciences research. The center is home to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Make-It Project focused on developing new methods for automated continuous synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients. The center also houses research programs for faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.  The Multidisciplinary Cancer Research Facility (MCRF), located within Bindley Bioscience Center, offers more than 15,000 assignable square feet, including 11,000 square feet for lab space. The MCRF houses collaborative teams working on prostate, pancreatic, lung and other cancers. It is designed to enhance drug discovery and disease research capabilities on campus, integrating scientific expertise from the molecular level through disease modeling. The facility is home to several investigators from the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, one of only seven basic cancer research centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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.


Susan McCreery, Building Manager