MU’s new regional biocontainment laboratory, located off of East Campus Drive, was dedicated Saturday morning.
The lab is designed to enhance the fight against bioterrorism: Researchers will develop drugs, treatments and vaccines to combat micro-organisms that pose a threat to public health, and scientists will diagnose and detect infectious pathogens. The lab will also provide training for graduate students and laboratory animal medicine veterinarians.
MU received a $13.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the lab, which is one of only 13 facilities of its kind in the country.
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Source: MU News Bureau news release