Amgen, a global biotechnology company with manufacturing operations in Boulder and Longmont, joined a growing list of donors to the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Bio-technology Building with the announcement of a $1 million gift in January.
Construction of the state-of-the-art research and teaching facility got under way last fall. The building is located on the East Campus near 30th Street and Colorado Avenue, and the first phase of 257,000 square feet is expected to open in late 2011. A second phase of 54,000 square feet awaits additional funding.
The facility will house the university’s Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and the biochemistry division of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.