Mayo Clinic marks milestone in construction of new research building

(ABC 6 News) – Mayo Clinic is celebrating a milestone at the construction site of a new 11-floor research center.

The event marks the “topping off” of the anna-maria and Stephen Kellen building — meaning the structure has reached its full height.

The latest addition to the Discovery Square district represents an increased investment toward investigating serious and complex conditions — including a strong focus on new and groundbreaking cancer research.

“Discovery science is the engine of research the Kellen building is the next step for mayo clinic to accelerate research by converging investigators and technology in a way that advances biomedical discovery this will foster team science and drive cures for our patients,” Kinney Executive Dean of Research, Mayo Clinic, Dr. Gregory Gores.

Mayo Clinic leaders hope the new facility will allow researchers to collaborate in ways that haven’t been available to them in the past by connecting them to new and expanded resources.

“It brings partners in from across the healthcare sector to come here to Rochester to collaborate in new ways including in cancer and artificial intelligence and machine learning and biotherapeutics and regenerative medicine,” Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. Gianrico Farrugia.

The new 11-floor, 176,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.