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URI Recognizes Support from Key Partner by Dedicating State-of-the-Art Laboratories

Published on April 28, 2010

Today, the University of Rhode Island dedicated the state-of-the-art teaching laboratories in its Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences in the name of Amgen, a bio-pharmaceutical company which has provided a wide range of support for research and education at the University.

The labs, now named the Amgen Biolabs- Learning Laboratories in the Life Sciences, located in the $60 million biotechnology center which also houses modern classrooms, faculty offices and a 300-seat auditorium, meet the needs of URI's growing environmental biotechnology and biological science programs.

"These learning laboratories are absolutely essential for the next generation of scientists to train on the latest techniques and processes that will result in improved quality of life for millions of people," said Kimball Hall, Vice President of Amgen's Rhode Island Operations.  "We are delighted that URI is taking a lead in teaching the biological sciences, and we are thrilled to be able to provide resources for these laboratories."

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