Johns Hopkins receives $7M for molecular imaging facility renovations

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center has been awarded a research facility improvement grant of slightly more than $7 million from the National Institutes of Health, for the renovation of the Center for Translational Molecular Imaging located on the Bayview campus in Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins Bayview said it will use the grant to renovate 4,156 square feet and to create a development lab, a facility capable of generating reagents according to current good manufacturing practice, and to house an imaging suite with a dual modality PET scanner.

The initial focus of the Center for Translational Molecular Imaging will be on projects related to oncology and neurosciences and the goal is to generate cellular and molecular imaging agents onsite in an academic lab setting, the provider said.

The project will create or maintain up to 78 construction-related jobs with construction ending on or near Jan. 1, 2012, Hopkins noted.