The public will have one more chance to see the Core Lab before science begins in earnest and the locks the doors.

The Research Campus, a biotechnology hub in downtown Kannapolis, will host a public dedication at 10 a.m. Oct. 20, followed by an open house. "Join us as you experience and we dedicate three of the latest scientific wonders of the world," the invitation reads.

The campus will officially open three buildings—the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, UNC Nutrition Research Building and N.C. State Fruit and Vegetable Science Institute Building.

The biotech research campus is being built by billionaire David Murdock, the owner of Dole Food. He maintains a residence in Kannapolis.

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