UD STAR Campus breaks ground on $156M biopharma institute

The University of Delaware’s STAR Campus started construction on their most recent addition, a $156 million biopharmaceutical institute.

The structure, which will be six stories and 200,000 square feet, is set to be completed by early 2020. Part of the building will be dedicated to the National Institute of Biopharmaceutical Research.

According to a Delaware Business Now article, the institute will be funded through a $70 million federal grant along with a cohort of 150 companies, educational institutions, and research centers.

The STAR Campus, or Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus was once a Chrysler assembly plant that has since transformed into a 272-acre flourishing hub of innovation.