The then Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) attended the laying of the foundation stone three years ago. The new center for life science and plasma technology has now opened in Greifswald and is intended to boost economic development.
Greifswald (dpa/mv) - The center for life science and plasma technology has been opened as one of the largest construction projects in Greifswald. The Schwerin Economics Minister Reinhard Meyer (SPD) spoke on Thursday of another beacon for the science, education and business location of Greifswald. With its laboratories and workplaces, the building is intended to enable companies to convert research developments into business. The focus on bioeconomy and plasma technology is unique.
In the broadest sense, the bioeconomy is about the use of biological resources in different sectors of the economy. Plasma is a type of electrically charged gas, also known as the fourth state of matter. It can be used in a variety of ways, explained Klaus-Dieter Weltmann from the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology (INP). The INP will be one of the users of the new building. Among other things, it is working on treating plants and seeds with plasma in order to reduce the use of chemicals or make plants more resistant.
Another future tenant will be the company Neoplas Med, which has already secured large foreign investments with its technology for healing wounds with cold plasma.
Greifswald's Lord Mayor, Stefan Fassbinder (Greens), said that this exchange had been in place for many years. "From research, to application-oriented research, to market maturity, to spin-off - that is our recipe for success here in Greifswald". This is the third such center. There may be a fourth added. "Because this is the future of the region."
The center offers around 240 workstations and 36 fully equipped laboratory units as well as a cafeteria, conference and production rooms. The investment volume is more than 40 million euros, with the state contributing around 19.5 million euros from subsidies from the joint task "Improvement of the regional economic structure" (GRW).