- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University is getting $15 million for its new $88.1 million biomedical research center in Grand Rapids ahead of a planned 2017 opening.

The East Lansing school announced Monday that Richard and Helen DeVos are giving $10 million for the Grand Rapids Research Center, or GRRC, and Peter and Joan Secchia are donating $5 million. The funding is expected to help support construction.

The six-story, 162,800-square-foot facility will include workspaces and labs that will benefit researchers and MSU College of Human Medicine scientists. It will support 44 research teams.

The building is on the site of the former home of The Grand Rapids Press newspaper in downtown. It will occupy about half of the property, leaving the door open for future developments.




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