Clincal research center to buy Printers Park building

A clinical research center expects to close on a 7,800-square-foot facility in Printers Park on Wednesday.

If closing goes as planned, MCB Clinical Research Centers will purchase the building at 110 Parkside Drive for $685,500, according to a press release from Cohen Commercial Properties, who is representing the buyer.

MCB opened in a small space in Old Colorado City in 2007 and conducts clinical research on pharmaceuticals prior to their FDA approval.

The new space in Printers Park will have room for a 20-bed Phase 1 clinical testing unit. MCB owner Brigitte Klaib said she hopes to begin operating out of the new facility in mid-December.

The extra space will allow Klaib to add a MCB Community Cancer Resource Center that will serve as a non-profit resource for community members seeking information about available drugs and treatment options, including those that are still in the clinical trial stages.

MCB is named for Klaib’s mother, Marie Claire Bossaert, who died of cancer in 1991. Klaib started the MCB Clinical Research Center because of her mother, who survived six years longer than doctors forecasted because of cancer treatment drugs still in clinical trials, according to the press release.

The treatment granted Bossaert “enough time to meet grandchildren, learn to ski and travel around the world,” Klaib said in a statement. “Since then it has been my goal to make sure all patients have access, now, to the drugs that may become commercially available in the next five to 10 years.”

Cascade Commercial Group represented the sellers of the property at 110 Parkside, which previously housed the Colorado State Human Resources Vocational Training Offices that recently moved to the Garden of the Gods Road.