Well, the hype is optimistic at least. In reality, the University is scared they won’t be able to attract the researchers, since a number of similar “life sciences” research centers recently opened around the country:

“ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — With the state hemorrhaging manufacturing jobs, a new, $100 million science center at the University of Michigan is being hailed as an experiment that could attract new biotechnology businesses to the state while revolutionizing biological research worldwide.

The building, which opened in September, is one of three such buildings in the country where researchers from various scientific disciplines work side-by-side, unfettered by walls dividing their departments. … “

> AP: “New U-M biotech lab seen as scientific and business catalyst”

Author: Rob