The Scripps Research Institute - Florida
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Scripps Florida – a division of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) – is a nonprofit biomedical research facility in Jupiter, Florida (Palm Beach County).
Using the latest cutting-edge technologies, researchers at Scripps Florida focus on basic biomedical research and drug discovery. More than 600 full-time faculty members, scientific, technical, and administrative staff work at the 350,000-square-foot campus, which is comprised of three state-of-the-art research buildings
Much of the work at Scripps Florida is dedicated to basic biomedical research, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to decipher the most fundamental processes of life. Additionally, researchers at Scripps Florida are developing advanced technologies and applying these tools to the discovery of new therapeutic agents for a variety of devastating human diseases. Among others, these include: HIV/AIDS, cancer, depression, diabetes, hepatitis C, leishmaniasis (a tropical and sub-tropical parasitic disease), obesity, prion disease, Parkinson's disease, and diseases of learning and memory including Alzheimer's disease, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and autism.
The start-up costs of Scripps Florida, founded in 2004, were supported by a one-time $310 million appropriation of federal economic development funds by the Florida State Legislature. Palm Beach County provided an economic package that included funding for land and construction of temporary laboratories, the current permanent campus, and related costs.
- Scripps Florida has brought more than $400 million into the state
- Scripps Florida is performing critical biomedical research on devastating diseases, from cancer to Alzheimer’s
- Scripps Florida has applied for more than 100 domestic and international patents
- Scripps Florida has spun off 6 companies and has numerous collaborations with Florida universities
- Scripps Florida has reached more than 10,000 people with its science outreach programs