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Taoiseach opens new €131 million Biomedical Sciences Institute

The new facility will house five schools for Trinity College Dublin and is based on Pearse St.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Provost, Dean of Research, Dr David Lloyd and Dr John Hegarty
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Provost, Dean of Research, Dr David Lloyd and Dr John Hegarty

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY had lots to look at when he attended the official opening of the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute this morning.

The centre, based on Pearse Street, Dublin 2, cost €131 million to build for Trinity College Dublin.

The university said the new building “represents a key strategic investment in  biomedical sciences research that will  support the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics industries and lead to job creation”.

The  new facility will house five schools:  Medicine;  Biochemistry and Immunology; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science;  Chemistry and Engineering.

They will collaborate on research in  immunology, cancer and next generation medical devices in three interlinked new centres, the Centre for Study of Immunology; Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery and Centre for Medical Device Technologies.

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