Since its completion in April 2008, Rangos Life Sciences Building at Johns Hopkins University has not only become the cornerstone of the integrative technological biomedical center, but it has encouraged growth in the biotech industry. Housed inside this advanced research facility are many biological researchers, including a dedicated team working to unlock the secrets of obesity. Over the last seven years, there have been a bevy of experiments conducted, papers published and progress made. A cursory examination of Rangos Life Sciences Building at Johns Hopkins University reveals how tenants of Rangos are able to perform advanced biomedical research here.
Rangos Life Sciences Building at Johns Hopkins University
Rangos Life Sciences Building is the first building in the planned project that will put the University at the top of research world. Rangos was constructed keeping in mind the idea of marrying technology and science, in order to provide state of the art research facilities for tenants of Rangos. Rango was built at an estimated cost of $54 million dollars and contains 278,000 square feet. Rango is equipped with the latest technological advances to provide facilities for cutting-edge research. Rango was constructed to encourage researchers to dig deeper into the mysteries that surround our biological being, and to encourage biotech start-ups. Edward Miller, CEO of Johns Hopkins acknowledged Rango’s potential to foster “scientific and medical advances.” The tenants of Rango include Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences, as well as the bioresearch companies Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cangen Biotechnologies, and Biomarker Strategies. Each of these businesses are biologically based research firms. The success of Rangos has paved the way for other research buildings to take hold in this project.
Research Progress Made Possible by Rangos
Thanks to the superior engineering and state of the art facilities provided at Rangos Life Sciences Building, Cangen Biotechnologies Inc. has been able to move forward in the field, finding early detection markers for two forms of cancer. The company partnered with Dai Nippon Printing Company, Ltd in August of 2008, developing the first early cancer detection test for lung cancer. The start-up company, Cangen, has patented its unique noninvasive method of finding cancer called Micro Satellite Analysis, which is currently being examined as a method for detecting lung and bladder cancers.
The advancements being made by Cangen in this new field of early cancer detection have been made possible by the extraordinary accommodations Cangen found in the Rangos Life Sciences Building.
Rangos Life Sciences FastForward East
Rangos Life Sciences Building is currently housing Johns Hopkins innovative program, FastForward East. FastForward East was designed to help fast track research findings through the academic process and into the marketplace. The program has been so successful that it is rapidly outgrowing the 6,000 square feet of space it now occupies in Rangos. The Life Sciences building has nursed this program into an explosive growth pattern, so much so that is it will be moving into the new 1812 Ashland $56 million dollar science and technology building due to be completed August 2016. The program will move into its new 25,000 square foot home in the new building.
Since its creation in 1987, the John G. Rangos Sr. Family Charitable Foundation has helped dozens of programs, research facilities and so much more obtain the funding they need to make the world a better place. The foundation’s commitment to building a foundation for a better tomorrow has lead to countless innovations and advancements in medical research. Discover all the ways that the Rangos Foundation is helping our country prepare for future successes and explore our partnerships and programs today.