Jackson Lab Ribbon Cutting 

Folks at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor cut the ribbon on a new $10,000,000 research building Friday.Lab officials say the new facility will expand their capacity to conduct research and development.Rob Taft, Director of Reproductive Sciences, says the lab’s services have been increasing 20 to 50 percent a year and they were running out of space.The building has many new features, including an improved ventilation system and an innovative caging system for the mice they use for genetic research.The lab’s president says this is the 7th new building or major renovation on the Bar Harbor campus in the last twelve years.The new building was funded in part by an almost $5,000,000 grant from the Maine Technology Asset Fund.