By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Norwich Research Park has opened a £5 million ($7.9 million) facility designed to provide lab space for researchers whose startups have outgrown the campus' incubator, but still need proximity to NRP's workforce of nearly 3,000 scientists as they try to translate their discoveries into commercially viable technologies.

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