Consolidated Research Facility


The Consolidated Research Facility (CRF) contains 16,400 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory, office and meeting space. It is the headquarters for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Space Medicine.
The CRF is located in the Bioscience Research Collaborative (BRC) on the Rice University campus, which is a part of the Texas Medical Center. The facility is quickly establishing itself as the portal through which government, universities, industry and international organizations come together in academia to address the health risks associated with long-duration spaceflight.

"The new facility is a milestone of collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine, Rice, NSBRI and NASA and will be an asset to the United States' human space program for many years to come. The emphasis on biomedical innovations to enhance health care, not only in space but also on Earth, is exciting and important."

--Dr. Jeffrey P. Sutton,
NSBRI President and CEO

The CRF features four reconfigurable laboratories, multiple meeting rooms and office space for NSBRI headquarters and CSM personnel, including faculty, students and staff, as well as space for visiting scientists from leading institutions from around the world. In addition to the ninth-floor facility, NSBRI and CSM have access to BRC classrooms and a 280-seat auditorium.

Advanced technology demonstrations (ATDs) are regularly held within the CRF to "pressure test" technologies and countermeasures, and provide critical feedback to further improve research products.
 
If you or your organization is interested in collaborating on research and career development projects, on-site at the CRF, please send an EMAIL message to: info@nsbri.org




The NSBRI headquarters facility is used by the Institute's investigators, such as with the iRevive/LTM project, to provide demonstrations of their research to NSBRI management, NASA and industry. Click here for larger image.



On the left is one of the NSBRI headquarters facility's reconfigurable laboratories, which  is being used for a meeting by one of NSBRI's seven research teams and NASA scientists. On the right is a series of posters that describe the missions and research of NSBRI and the Center of Space Medicine. Click here for larger image. (Photo by Baylor College of Medicine.)