Virginia Tech celebrates Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC addition grand opening


With the approval of more than 200 spectators, representatives from Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, and the Commonwealth of Virginia ceremonially opened the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Addition on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Guests earlier had settled beneath a tent on the Riverside Circle to hear remarks before touring the state-of-the-art research facilities and meeting scientists who work there. The $90-million, 139,000-square-foot expansion enables the institute to double its workforce by 2027.

During the ceremony, Virginia Tech’s President Tim Sands underscored the importance of biomedical research – especially now, in the wake of a global pandemic.

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