Nucleotide lab complex opens at DuBiotech
Dubai, December 2, 2010
A state-of-the-art Nucleotide Laboratory Complex has been inaugurated at Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech), the leading business park dedicated to the life sciences industry and a member of Tecom Investments.
Comprising 'A, C, T and G' wings, the Nucleotide Laboratory Complex has been named after the four basic building blocks of nucleic acids, the main components of genetic material.
Dr Salem Al Darmaki, acting director general of the Ministry of Health, also unveiled the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Leed) Silver Certification Plaque that was awarded in recognition of the laboratory’s green building credentials – the first such building in the Middle East.
“In line with our mission to become the major life sciences hub in the Middle East, DuBiotech has rapidly grown into a community of 70 biotechnology, pharmaceutical, laboratory equipments companies and testing laboratories, including global leaders such as Pfizer, Amgen, Merck Serono and Genzyme,” added DuBiotech director of Business Development Marwan Abdulaziz.
“The environmental and financial benefits of a Leed-certified building include energy efficiency and water savings, improved air thermal and acoustic environments and lower operating costs that contribute significantly to employee productivity, reduce harmful greenhouse gasses and ensure a healthy workplace.”
DuBiotech will eventually expand to include 25 warehouse facilities for manufacturing and distribution activities and office space in a landmark Bio-Headquarters building.-TradeArabia News Service