December 16, 2012 – Huffington Post

The New Orleans BioInnovation Center or NOBIC—a glittering, $47 million, state-funded structure that looks as if it might house modern art—opened a year and a half ago on Canal Street. The downtown edifice is part of the city’s larger BioDistrict, to be anchored by the University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which are under construction, and the new Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium building.