Rensselaer, Mount Sinai partner on center to tackle uncured diseases

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai on Thursday announced the creation of the Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine. The schools said the lab will combine engineering, science and medicine with the goal of tackling uncured diseases. 

The institute is leasing 23,000 square feet in the Hudson Research Center in Midtown from Taconic Partners and Silverstein Properties, the developers said. Rensselaer, which is funding the project, declined to share the amount it is paying for the space.

The jointly managed center will focus on developing engineering advances to improve quality of life by researching cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tissue degeneration and other conditions,

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