The Mission Bay Campus
In a relatively short time, UCSF Mission Bay has bloomed into a vibrant and vital campus and biotechnology hub, where academia and industry come together for cutting-edge, lifesaving research.
The pace of development of the Mission Bay campus shows the determination of the leadership and the vision of the community at large to develop something that addresses the future of the way biomedical research will be done.
A public art program was designed to coincide with the ongoing construction of the new campus to create an environment that will be a credit and benefit to the entire community.
The first new hospital to be built in San Francisco in 30 years is ready to rise in Mission Bay, bringing UCSF’s state-of-the-art health care to children, women and cancer patients, and enabling an accelerated era of developing new therapies in conjunction with all of the cutting-edge research taking place in the neighborhood.
Groundbreaking for the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay took place in October 2010, and the complex is scheduled to open in 2014.
UCSF already boasts more than 1 million square feet of research space at Mission Bay, and many of its basic science labs are establishing new models for how to work both with industry and with clinicians to discover new drugs, devices and cures. In a world where the pace of discovery seems to quicken by the day, the University’s Mission Bay facilities are providing the space, the technology and the collaborative environment to take advancement to warp speed.
The development of UCSF’s Mission Bay campus gave the University a rare opportunity to build space for the sort of partnerships that help drive top-notch research, innovation, education and patient care. At Mission Bay, UCSF boasts partnerships both with industry and with other academic institutions, all in the service of the University’s broader mission of advancing health worldwide™.
Industry was certainly ready to partner with UCSF. The University has a long history of working with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, dating to the birth of the biotech industry when UCSF research spawned Genentech in the 1970s.