Kansas State Takes Over Pathogen Research From Plum Island Animal Disease Center

Posted: January 25, 2012 in HEALTH, NEWS
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HomelandSecurityNewsWire
January 24, 2012

As New York’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center begins to shut down, much of its pathogen work will be transferred to Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute in preparation for the opening of DHS’ new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in nearby Manhattan, Kansas.

The NBAF is currently under construction and will not be fully operational until 2018, so to minimize any disruption, much of the work done at Plum Island, an aging major biosafety level 3 animal disease research facility, will be transferred to Kansas State University.

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