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Ceremonial handover of the new B CUBE / DZNE building

The Saxon Minister of Finance Dr. Matthias Haß, the Rector of the TU Dresden Prof. Dr. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, and the Scientific Director of the DZNE Prof. Dr. Pierluigi Nicotera today officially opened a new building at the Dresden biotechnology research campus. Here, with the Innovation Competence B CUBE and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases DZNE, leading edge biotechnology research know how will find its new home.

The Minister of Finance emphasised in his opening speech: "Dresden is an excellent and growing location for biotechnology. As the new building will foster the research infrastructure at this leading edge campus significantly, the Free State of Saxony is investing in a promising future and strengthens both, the Dresden University of Excellence and Saxony as a science location as a whole."

The new building offers approx. 5,700 square meters of space, which is divided equally between B CUBE and DZNE. It hosts laboratories, seminar facilities as well as offices for about 325 employees. The building was equipped with extremely low-vibration foundations and ceilings to accommodate particularly vibration-sensitive examination equipment such as electron microscopes and laser microscopes.

Construction started in October 2015, and the total building costs sum up to about 42 million euros. The project is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development EFRE and co-financed by the Free State of Saxony.

"We are delighted to add another jewel into Dresden's cutting-edge research landscape, assembling great scientific expertise under one roof", said Prof. Dr. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, Rector of the TU Dresden.

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