The signing of a deal on building the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology
On 19 October 2011 the Jagiellonian University signed a deal on building the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology. Budimex S.A. will be the general contractor.
The Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology is to be built at the The Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival. The project is being financed from the EU Regional Development Fund. It will cost more than 89 million zlotys and is planned to be ready by the middle of 2013.
The Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB) is a joint project of the Jagiellonian University and the University of Agriculture in Krakow aimed at establishing a common centre to carry out research into various functions of living organisms, which will make the Polish biotechnology more competitive and improve the cooperation between science and economy.
The Centre will include 6 departments specializing in different but complementary areas of research: genetic research, structural biology, neurobiology, bioinformatics, bioremediation, biotechnology and food safety department. The research will be conducted in 14 laboratories, some of which will be fitted with the equipment to work with level 3 biohazardous materials. The MCB laboratories, with the total floor area of around 3600 m2, will meet the GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards.
Published by: Kinga Mieszaniec