Michigan State U receives $19.5M for medical innovation center

East Lansing-based Michigan State University received a $19.5 million gift from Doug Meijer and the Meijer Foundation to build a facility that will support biomedical research to develop new healthcare solutions.

The donation, awarded to MSU's college of human medicine, will fund the construction of a new medical innovation building, which will house a theranostics clinic featuring a cyclotron-equipped radiopharmacy and PET/MR scanner. The building will be located in the MSU Grand Rapids Innovation Park and named for Mr. Meijer, a cancer survivor and co-chair of supermarket chain Meijer.

"This new medical innovation building will help save lives and improve the quality of life for many people through remarkable cancer-fighting technology. Patients will no longer have to travel overseas to receive needed treatment," Mr. Meijer said in a news release. "I am living proof this technology works."

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Center is scheduled for Nov. 18.

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