SAN MARCOS - Texas State University plans to spend $10 million to pay for an addition to the STAR Park research facility that will provide facilities for life sciences companies in Central Texas.
The addition to the STAR One building will feature wet lab space that will be used by companies requiring chemistry work and other research conducted for the development of pharmaceuticals and biotech-related products.
Another component of the addition will be office space that will be made available for outside leasing.
The university has also committed to building out the 6,000 sf of shell space in the building with the hope of attracting research work from businesses involved in geospatial tools, computer engineering, water and environmental science, advanced education and advanced infrastructure materials, among others.
Local need for wet lab space is expected to heat up as the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas nears completion and more life sciences startups go into business in Austin.
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