Wake Forest Biotech Place
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is driving the redevelopment and economic revitalization of a large section on the eastern edge of downtown Winston-Salem. The latest evidence of this development is Wake Forest Biotech Place, a state-of-the-art multipurpose biotechnology research and innovation center and the sixth building Wake Forest Baptist has opened in the growing Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, formerly Piedmont Triad Research Park.
The new research building is a world-class 242,000 square foot historic structure comprised of two former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. warehouses that have been redeveloped into a modern biotech research laboratory where internationally renowned Wake Forest Baptist researchers are pioneering new fields of medicine discovering tomorrow’s treatments today.
The largest tenant is Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, which includes the Departments of Physiology/Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering, Immunology and Microbiology as well as the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. Innovation Quarter's marketing and administrative offices are also located Biotech Place.
Other tenants include:
- Carolina Liquid Chemistries
- Allegacy Federal Credit Union
- Private start-up companies
- Space for a Cafe
Biotech Place will employ approximately 450 people and is located at 575 North Patterson Avenue.
The building uses green technologies and is built to LEED standards.
Opening Day Photos
Download the Wake Forest Biotech Place History Brochure.
Read the press release.
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