Michigan State University officials say they're excited to be moving ahead on a building that will be shared by its schools of engineering and human medicine.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation yesterday granting $30 million to the project.
Dr. Satish Upda is the Dean of the MSU College of Engineering. He says the facility will increase opportunities for his faculty and students to work on particular medical challenges.
"This building will allow faculty on our end to sort of get an idea of the kinds of issues that physicians face in the marketplace, in the clinical settings, and then come up with biomedical solutions," he says.
Upda says the building could lead to a dramatic increase in biomedical research at Michigan State. He hopes it will be operational in about two years.