NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Collaborators from the computing, electronic, and biotechnology industries, as well as academia, have teamed up to launch a new life science laboratory aimed at creating supercomputer-based solutions in the life sciences and biotechnology realms.

Announced on Monday, the new facility called ExaScience Life Lab will be based on the Imec campus in Leuven, Belgium. Imec, which specializes in nano-electronic research, along with Intel, Janssen Pharmaceutica, and five Flemish universities are collaborating to create the lab.

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