The new innovationutah.com combines web and blog content into one streamlined site. The new look is easy to navigate and offers a refined user experience letting visitors find information about USTAR. The new site highlights important milestones for USTAR and focuses on news and media, pulling USTAR’s Twitter and Facebook postings into the site as well.
Also launching this week is a new video featuring the USTAR BioInnovations building at Utah State University.
The 110,000-square-foot building opened in January 2011, and houses a Biosafety Level 3+ laboratory to perform advanced research in veterinary diseases, applied nutrition and synthetic biomanufacturing. No other building in the State has that level of biosafety capability, and few in the Intermountain West match it. The building was awarded LEED Gold certification for sustainable design in October 2011.
The building became the anchor of the USTAR BioInnovations Center which also includes an additional 33,000-square-foot building donated to USTAR as part of the matching funds required from the university to build the new USTAR building. The center is home to the Synthetic Biomanufacturing Institute (SBI).
The USTAR BioInnovations Center is uniquely positioned to offer industry partnerships and research. The research institutes housed in the building are geared to commercial opportunities and commercialization and are actively seeking to forge partnerships with Utah industry. In connection with this effort, USTAR has produced a video showcasing the opportunities available.
Robert T. Behunin, vice president for commercialization and regional development at Utah State University said, “The USTAR Center is a tremendous asset for researchers. The state-of-the-art capabilities within the facility have allowed us to leverage our resources to build important partnerships with industry.”
Also interviewed in the video are Stan L. Albrecht, Utah State University president; David Clark, director of business development; Irina Polejaeva, USTAR researcher ; Randy Lewis, USTAR researcher; Sheryl Aguilar, senior dietician for the Center of Human Nutrition Studies; and Michael Goodwin, director of Research and Development at Thermo Scientific.
Love Communications produced the video for USTAR.