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GE Opens Technology Facility in Sweden

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GE Healthcare today announced the opening of its new technology facility at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm, Sweden.

The lab is furnished with GE's tools and technologies for protein, cell biology, and biomedical research and intends to collaborate with SciLifeLab researchers in human disease. A full-time GE manager and two technical specialists will staff the lab.

Matthias Uhlén, director of SciLifeLab Stockholm, said in a statement, "Our vision for SciLifeLab is to create a world-leading center for molecular biosciences and medical research to foster greater understanding of the nature of human diseases. GE's demonstration laboratory will be a significant and positive addition to the SciLifeLab."

SciLifeLab was founded in 2010 as a joint collaboration between the Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institute, and Stockholm University, and serves as a national resource center to enable large-scale molecular biosciences and biomedical research in Sweden. In addition to Stockholm, it has facilities in Uppsala, which is managed by Uppsala University.

The Swedish government provides the majority of SciLifeLab's funding.

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