Biomedicum - laboratory of the future

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In Biomedicine, a large part of the experimental research at Karolinska Institutet's campus Solna has been collected under a roof in an advanced research environment that promotes collaboration and research across scientific boundaries.

Limitless research

The aim of Biomedicum is to collect a large part of the experimental research carried out at Karolinska Institutet's Solna Campus under one roof, in an advanced research environment that promotes interdisciplinary cooperation and research.

Experimental research at Karolinska Institutet grows and the need for more advanced laboratories and modern facilities at Campus Solna is great. Karolinska Institutet has therefore built Biomedicum, a new building for experimental research across disciplinary boundaries and for cooperation with clinical research. Everything aims at facilitating the transition from basic research to clinical studies, thereby promoting practical application. Which is 65,000 square meters of biomedicine that will be one of Europe's largest laboratories.

Cutting-edge laboratory

Biomedicum is equipped with shared infrastructure, which means that advanced technology platforms and expensive equipment can be utilised by more people, and that research groups can collaborate to achieve results. The laboratory will be one of the most modern in Europe, and is intended to attract researchers from all over the world.

Designed for interaction

C. F. Moller Architects has designed the building with the goal of creating a work environment with many natural meeting places and opportunities for cooperation and for the exchange of ideas and experiences. The laboratory, which is built between Aula Medica and the Widerström building, has a direct link to BioClinicum, the clinical research environment at Karolinska University Hospital, once upon a time over Solnavägen. Biomedicine will accommodate approximately 1600 researchers and other staff. By bringing the scientific activities into separate disciplines together under one roof, the research lab provides new opportunities for crossover research. There are also a number of meeting nodes and a core of common facilities that make it possible to utilize more expensive equipment more efficiently. The design has enabled flexible, accessible and functional working environments in a natural meeting place in the form of a large central atrium.

Five departments

The departments in Biomedicum are:

  • The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
  • The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
  • The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • The Department of Neuroscience.

World class research

Biomedicum is located on the eastern edge of the Solna Campus, between Aula Medica and the Widerstrom Building, across from the new university hospital on the other side of Solnavägen.

The aim is to enhance conditions for world class research at one of the world's foremost medical universities. The Biomedicum project will also contribute to the development of Stockholm Life as one of the world's leading life science regions.

Illustration Biomedicum, interior. © C.F. Møller Architects

Biomedicum film


Interaction benefits research: Christer Höög, head of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), one of the departments that will be moving in to Biomedicum.

Brief facts Biomedicum

Start of construction: 2013
Move-in date: During 2018
Activity: Experimental research in an advanced laboratory environment
Location: In the eastern part of the Solna Campus along Solnavägen, between the lecture hall complex and the Widerström Building
Number of workspaces: Approximately 1,600 places for researchers and other staff
Property company: Akademiska Hus
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Interior Architect: Nyréns Arkitektkontor
Moving in: Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB), Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (FyFa), Department of Neuroscience (Neuro), Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB)
Floor space: Approximately 65,000 sq. m.

Information for those who will be moving into Biomedicum

Biomedicum provides opportunities for crossover research and have space for approximately 1,600 scientists and support staff.

Biomedicum - Shared facilities, processes and routines