NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government's bioscience funding arm and regional development agencies in Norwich are building a new £5 million ($8.1 million) facility at the Norwich Research Park (NRP) that will provide lab space that researchers can use to translate their discoveries into commercially viable technologies.

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will contribute the land and buildings to host the new facilities, along with £500,000.

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