University at Albany Launches Construction of Advanced Biomedical Technology Research Facility

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 11, 2012) -- The RNA Institute at the University at Albany, with the Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC), today launched the construction of its new state-of-the-art facility for biomedical technology development and commercialization. The national research resource was awarded $2 million through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative and designated a priority project by the CREDC for its ability to retain and create jobs across New York State.

The launch included a ribbon cutting for the Welcome and Computational Center located at UAlbany's Life Sciences Research Building. The center includes cutting-edge Dell high performance computers for designing drugs and viewing the molecules as they bind in cells, as well as conference space for collaborating scientists.

Dr. Melinda Larsen, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Paul Agris, Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Director of the RNA Institute, presented on their research.

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