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Science Village welcomes new tenant

State, city and university officials will help cut the ribbon to open Ohio State’s new MicroMD Laboratory, a state-of-the-art research facility located in the Science Village research park, 1381 Kinnear Road. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, (1/31). Governor Bob Taft, Mayor Michael Coleman and Ohio State President William Kirwan are scheduled to assist lab director Jon Gray in opening the facility.
The MicroMD Lab is one of the nation’s first technologically integrated facilities dedicated to developing micro- and nanotechnology devices for use in medical and biomedical applications. The lab will bring together corporate and academic researchers to provide new opportunities to tap the emerging economic potential of BioMEMS (microelectromechanical systems) for Ohio citizens.
Lab space includes four “clean” room work bays with more than 6,000 sq. ft. of clean space; a biohybrid lab; and office space.
MicroMD director Jon Gray will be available for interviews and to conduct tours of the facility beginning at 2 p.m., prior to the ceremony. Contact Gina Langen, (614) 688-4423 to schedule an interview.

WHAT:Ohio State’s MicroMD Laboratory Ribbon-Cutting and Tours. There will be an audio mult box at the ceremony.

WHEN: Thursday, (1/31); ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 3:30 p.m.
Interview and tours begin at 2 p.m.

WHERE: MicroMD Laboratory, 1381 Kinnear Road. Enter through the south or east doors.

WHY: Ohio State celebrates the opening of a state-of-the-art technology and research facility.