On March 6, 2003, the biotechnology center was established at JUST and housed by King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH). In 2005, the center was consolidated into Princess Haya Biotechnology Center (PHBC), commensurate with ordinance number 998/2005 issued by the Council of Higher Education on March 10, 2005. Since its establishment, the Center has continued to provide JUST faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as local and regional organizations with a robust and advanced scientific infrastructure to support experimental research in biotechnology, particularly in the fields of genomics, metabolomics and proteomics. PHBC currently comprises sixteen research laboratories and occupies approximately 1,500 square meters.
At the core of the Center's research and training is the fundamental objective of furthering regional stability and security through the pursuit of innovative science and technology applications. Current regional dynamics have highlighted the importance of surveillance, detection, and response to emerging biological threats. Since its establishment, PHBC has developed an integrated network of international collaborative partnerships that it continues to cultivate in order to support its aim of improving regional health security.