By Claire West

Major research investments in Cambridge underline the importance of innovation to Britain’s economic recovery, says Universities and Science Minister David Willetts.
Mr Willetts is in the city today to officially open the UK’s most powerful microscope, attend the "topping out" ceremony for a new £200m biological sciences laboratory and visit bioincubator facilities which provide support to early stage companies commercialising bioscience discoveries.

David Willetts said:

“Cambridge is an ancient seat of learning but it is also key to the nation’s economic future. The city’s research base is world class and in these tough times it is vital we better harness it to help the economy to grow.

“I am very impressed with the potential of the projects I have seen today to keep Britain at the forefront of scientific discovery. Our challenge is make sure we turn these ideas into world leading British products and services.”