Facilities and Resources

CDI and its Legacy Home


The CDI resides in 58,000 GSF of newly renovated space at the former home of the Hoffmann-La Roche Institute of Molecular Biology (RIMB), which for three decades (1967-1996) was a leading global center for innovative medical research. Most significantly, the RIMB is considered the birthplace of modern biotechnology, as its scientists successfully purified interferon alpha and beta, and helped engineer and produce interferons for human therapy. It is this tradition of discovery and translational application for patient benefit that is at the core of the CDI culture.

Our Core Facilities

Core facilities include high-end imaging, mass spectrometry, gene editing, cell sorting, flow cytometry, tissue banks and biocontainment. A high-tech auditorium, Board Room and video conferencing center serve as venues for both internal and external speakers to present their research to CDI scientists, professors and medical students. An additional ~60,000 GSF of lab space is available for expansion of the research enterprise.

State of the Art Vivarium


The CDI Vivarium facility is a 6-story, 39,000 GSF building that has been specially designed to meet the unique needs of scientists and researchers in the fields of genetics, infectious, oncologic and regenerative medicine fields of science. The facility offers state-of-the-art capabilities in newly renovated space which includes a large cage preparation area, autoclaving space, multiple holding rooms, six procedure rooms, two surgical suites, and an X-ray irradiator. The vivarium also features a 3,000 GSF ABSL-3 facility, which serves the scientists conducting highly pathogenic infectious diseases research.
Other amenities include:
  •  Highly advanced pre-clinical imaging capabilities that include micro-ultra sound (Vevo 3100), multi-modal optical (fluorescence, bioluminescence, x-ray; Bruker Biospin)
  • Dedicated husbandry staff on-site seven days a week
  • Scenic skybridge that extends from the vivarium to the laboratory space and allows scientists and research staff to move between the different buildings efficiently and comfortably

Easy Access to Manhattan and the New York Metropolitan Area


The CDI is located in New Jersey, a known hub for pharmaceutical research, and is 12 miles from midtown Manhattan. It is easily accessible by public transportation.