Bringing Research and Business Together for Colorado

NCAR developed and Vaisala commercialized the dropsonde, a meteorological instrument that is deployed from an aircraft into hurricanes to improve both track and intensity forecasts

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The Research Innovation Center (RIC) at the Foothills campus of Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins is Colorado’s premier life science company accelerator. Companies at various stages in their development can benefit from locating in this state of the art facility.

Rentable space includes 21 different lab configurations totaling 7,500 sq. ft., 1,700 sq. ft. of private offices, and > 6,000 sq. ft. of common space. Located within the CSU Infectious Disease Research Center, the complex is a lively hub of translationalstage research where academic and industry researchers can mingle.

The CDC Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases is across the parking lot. The buildings next door house CSU’s BioMARC, a leading biologics contract development & manufacturing organization (CDMO) manufacturing vaccine and therapeutic drug candidates for clinical trials under GMP conditions.