With an exhortation from its biggest backer to conduct research that ultimately will improve patient care, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering officially inaugurated two facilities Monday (Nov. 29), opening 60,000 square feet of office and laboratory space in Boston and Cambridge. Harvard Provost Steven E. Hyman was among the speakers at the opening reception, held at the Wyss’ Boston facility, which takes up the entire fifth floor of the Center for Life Science Boston building on Harvard’s Longwood campus. Hyman called the institute’s rapid development “staggering” and praised Wyss Director Don Ingber, Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School and professor of bioengineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), for his role in building the institute from almost nothing in less than two years. “The success is breathtaking,” Hyman said. Hyman said the institute, which also has space on the fourth floor of 60...
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