Senator LaValle secures $15 million for Cryo-electron Microscopy

Senator Ken LaValle announced that he secured $15 Million in funding in the NY State budget for a Cryo-electron Microscopy (CryoEM) Facility to be located at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

Establishing a CryoEM Facility would provide a foundation for a growing industry in bio-technology situated on Long Island.  Combining the full suite of capabilities with Brookhaven Lab’s expertise in data and instrument development will dramatically accelerate the determination of biostructures that are key to the battle against disease.

Senator LaValle said, “The $15 million funding of the CryoEM is an important step.  With the creation of this facility, BNL would attract additional global corporations and institutions in the biological, medical, and pharmaceutical field to our area.”

BNL operates cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory’s almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world.

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