Max Planck is recognized as one of the world’s most prestigious research organizations with programs in many areas of the natural sciences and humanities. Research at the MPFI focuses on bioimaging, using the most advanced techniques to visualize microscopic molecular processes. Bioimaging provides a critical opportunity to translate discoveries of basic research into clinical and patient-oriented applications, which can ultimately be used to help improve medical diagnostics and the quality of care. The Florida-based institute collaborates closely with Scripps Florida by translating basic research discoveries from the molecular level to patient-oriented applications in order to ultimately help improve and save lives.
The project was awarded in April 2009 to the joint-venture partnership of DPR Construction and The Weitz Company as construction manager to build the Max Planck Florida Institute at Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, the same team responsible for construction of Scripps Florida. The facility consists of approximately 101,000-sq.-ft. of wet and dry bench research, instrumentation labs, computational research, core imaging and microscopy facilities, information technology services, researcher offices and support shops.