Cambridge research key to UK economy, says Minister

“The Minister also attended a topping out ceremony at the new £200m building for the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. The new building, due to open in 2012, will provide first class facilities to some of the world’s leading scientists and stands as the flagship building for the extension of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The lab will provide space and facilities for more than 400 researchers. David Willetts said: “This super-lab will be the global site for a new age of research collaborations aiming to alleviate human suffering. The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology has already made great strides towards this goal, ploughing back more than £300m of commercial income generated by its discoveries into the life-saving science of the future. This new facility will build on that success.”” More…