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Sbarro Health Research Opens New Philly Lab Space

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Sbarro Health Research Organization, a non-profit cancer genetics institute, yesterday dedicated a new biotech research center on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia.

The SHRO genetic translational research center includes 20,000 square feet of wet and dry labs, offices, a medical library, and workspaces for visiting scientists, and is located at Temple's Biology-Life Sciences Building.

SHRO expects to add 20 new research positions to its 60 researchers and 10 administrative staff members.

SHRO was founded in 1993 by Mario Sbarro, the founder of the Sbarro restaurant chain, and Professor Antonio Giordano of Temple University and Director of the Temple University Center for Biotechnology at the College of Science and Technology. The organization receives financial support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and operates through a partnership with Temple University.

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