Biotech hub at University of Miami opens

MIAMI (AP) — A hub for biotechnology and leading-edge translational science at The University of Miami is opening its first building.

The building at the UM Life Science & Technology Park houses wet and dry labs, lab-ready development suites and retail space. Some space is leased to technology and medical device companies, a blood center, a clinical research firm and the University of Miami Tissue Bank.

The dean of the UM Miller School of Medicine says this is a “giant step toward situating South Florida as the international center for health care innovation it deserves to be.”

Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt, UM President Donna E. Shalala and local officials will attend a dedication ceremony Tuesday.

Source: Associated Press