The David H. Murdock Research Institute has started showcasing the array of equipment and expertise available in the Core Laboratory at the

And with more than 20 full-time employees in place, the fledgling institute has started trying to drum up some business.

The institute, which owns and operates the Core Lab in Kannapolis, hosted a workshop Tuesday that attracted nearly 50 students and scientists who use microscopes in their research.

"It was one of the best imaging workshops I’ve been to," said Dr. Tim Oliver, director of imaging for the cell biology department at Duke University.

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