By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new European Union-funded interdisciplinary institute that will house a range of life sciences and materials research officially launched its operations this week in Brno, Czech Republic.

The Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) is being built on a facility that will total 269,000 square feet. It is funded with €200 million ($267.5 million) from the EU's Research and Development for Innovation program.

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