Magnet sends lab capacity ‘through the roof’

The only way in

Workers guide a 3.8-ton, $2.9-million magnet as it is lowered through the roof into place at the Structural Biology Core Facility. The new magnet is almost twice as powerful as the University’s earlier instrument, to the right. (View the crane’s eye video below.) Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

As a crane lowered a powerful 3.8-ton magnet through the roof of the Laboratories for Molecular Medicine at 70 Ship St. today, Brown began work on deploying a powerful new tool for molecular biology research.