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German Biotech Initiative Inaugurates Dresden Research Center

NEW YORK, May 24 (GenomeWeb News) - Biosaxony, a German government campaign designed to promote the biotechnology sector in Saxony, announced today the inauguration of the BioInnovation Center Dresden (BIOZ).

 

BIOZ is a 10,000 square meter biotechnology center designed to provide work space for both academic and industry researchers, primarily those focused on molecular bioengineering, cellular machines, functional genomics, and nano-biotechnology.

 

Already, BIOZ houses the biotech center of the Dresden University of Technology, Cenix BioScience, and Gene Bridges, among others, according to Biosaxony.  

 

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