The intended site for 30,000 square feet of lab space is a Carilion-owned building on South Jefferson Street.
Roanoke now attracts more research dollars than all its peer cities put together.
Supporters of life sciences cluster in Roanoke and New River valley hoping state budget will include $15.7 million for labs.
Here are some things that could potentially change the economy in Southwest and Southside.
The plan is seen as a boost to the region’s life science industry.