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Open house scheduled for RIT’s new bioscience facility
CBET building at RIT
RIT’s Center for Bioscience Education and Technology opens this fall.

A hub of bioscience-related activity will open this fall, providing students and community members with access to some of the most technologically advanced equipment and training available at the university level.

A formal dedication of the $12-million, 35,000-square-foot building will take place in spring 2007. A special open house with tours, remarks and a reception will be held during Brick City Homecoming from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

The Center for Bioscience Education and Technology will house RIT’s biotechnology and biomedical programs, as well as provide training and community outreach programs.

The state of New York provided $8 million of the total funding through the Gen*NY*sis and RESTORE NY programs.

The centerpiece of the new facility will be the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Center for Bioscience Exploration and Discovery, a collection of five rooms including laboratories and super “smart” classrooms. Excellus’ $2 million gift, spaced over the next 10 years, will ensure the equipment housed in its designated rooms remain at the technological forefront.