The USTAR BioInnovations Center, a 110,000-square-foot research facility constructed as an investment by the Utah state legislature to build Utah’s knowledge economy through the construction of high-tech research facilities, was dedicated in October 2010. Research space includes a laboratory and a commercial kitchen, as well as a medical clinic, used to assess health of participants.
The Center for Human Nutrition Studies, housed within the USTAR BioInnovations Center on the USU Innovation Campus, works closely with industry partners and research institutions to design and complete studies that fit within carefully controlled parameters. Using state-of-the art laboratory and clinical research space, Center for Human Nutrition Studies staff design and administer research studies that adhere to strict ethics standards as approved by the Institutional Review Board at USU.
The CNHS's dedicated space includes:
- State-of-the-art research metabolic kitchen
- Dining service area where up to 50 research participants consume research diets under supervision
- Clinical space to conduct interviews, medical examinations and procedures
- Laboratory space for phlebotomy, sample processing, specialty assays