HMH cuts ribbon on additional space at its Health Research Institute

State-of-art space will house 9 labs and approximately 60 scientists and support staff who are part of HMH's major investment in oncology, immunology

The Hackensack Meridian Health Research Institute cut the ribbon on a total of 20,000 additional square feet of space for the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation at the Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus earlier this month.

This state-of-the-art new space will house nine laboratories and approximately 60 scientists and support staff and will be part of Hackensack Meridian Health‘s major investment in oncology and immunology. Once completed, the project’s total cost will be approximately $12 million.

These upgrades bring the total space of the CDI to 128,000 net square feet.

The HMHRI leads and organizes a connected ecosystem bringing together clinicians, scientists and educators to respond to the health problems of our time, in real-time.

The HMHRI, which is dedicated to accelerating discovery, innovation and translation of scientific breakthroughs that address unmet clinical needs, is a key part of the Center for Discovery and Innovation.

CDI translates current innovations in science to improve clinical outcomes for patients.

The more than 21 laboratories, 155 professional researchers and physician-scientists at the CDI have set their sights on cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders and other acute and chronic diseases. Among many achievements, CDI created a better (and faster) COVID-19 test in the early days and weeks of the pandemic.