UIC building $3.4M bioscience research facility

UIC building $3.4M bioscience research facility

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CHICAGO - AUGUST 17: Research assistant and graduate student Jackson Hoffman works on genes that regulate/control stem cell properties/characteristics in the biochemistry and molecular genetics lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago August 17, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Later in the lobby of the research building, Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced the recipients of $5 million in new funding for Illinois' stem cell research. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 24, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 24 at 11:49 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Officials have announced a new $3.4 million bioscience research facility at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

   The 12,000-square-foot facility is being built with state capital funds and money from UIC.

   Gov. Pat Quinn and UIC officials announced the facility on Wednesday at the proposed site.

   Numerous bioscience companies are in Chicago this week for an annual convention.

   Parts of the facility with lab and office space will be open this summer. It's being called HTI for the Health, Technology, Innovation at Chicago Technology Park.

   The facility will be located near UIC's Medical School and in the Illinois Medical District, where several hospitals and research facilities are located.
 

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