Mayo Clinic, U of Minnesota Open $22M Genomics Facility
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - A Minnesota research collaboration headed by the Mayo Clinic has established a new genomics and bioinformatics facility in Rochester, Minn., the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics said Friday.
The facility, a three-story addition to a space in downtown Rochester, will house genomics research equipment, a bioinformatics lab, and conference rooms to support the partnership’s research initiatives.
The state legislature provided $21.7 million in backing for the facility, which is the product of a partnership involving the Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota, and the State of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Partnership said ongoing research includes "anti-cancer drug development, heart disease, pancreatic cancer, neuromuscular diseases, tuberculosis, auto-immune diseases, transplant rejection, drug addiction and tuberculosis."
Describing itself as "a unique collaborative venture," the Minnesota Partnership aims to head the region’s biotech and genomics sector.