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Mayor calls La Jolla Library’s biotech lab ‘game changer’

Speaking to a group of library supporters and media reps at a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the La Jolla Library, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said of its new 3-D printing and biotech lab, “The lab is a game changer for the city. This is the first of its kind, but probably not the last.”

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer literally rolled up his sleeves to observe a biotech workshop taking place at La Jolla’s Riford Library Sept. 1.

Faulconer and Congressmember Scott peters celebrated the grand opening of the lab that has been available on a “soft-opening” basis to library patrons since April. After their statements, Faulconer and peters toured the biotech lab — with equipment equivalent to that found in a high school biology lab and only open when a qualified volunteer is on hand — and observed a workshop taking place. San Diego City Council president Sherri Lightner made a similar exploratory visit in early August.

Congressmember and La Jolla resident Scott Peters (D-52nd District) observes what students learn during the monthly biotech workshops at La Jolla’s Riford Library.

Read more about the 3-D printing and biotech lab here

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, La Jolla Library branch manager Shaun Briley and Congressmember Scott Peters