Texas Biomed Expands Infectious Disease Research

Jun 19, 2017

In a move that could strengthen San Antonio’s position as a leader in biomedical research, the Texas Biomedical Research Institute announced an expansion Monday – the design and construction of a new biosafety level four lab.

The world’s deadliest pathogens like Ebola are stored and studied in these facilities. Scientists use them to develop vaccines and therapies.

The new level 4 biosafety lab will be funded with public and private money.

Texas Biomed has the only privately-owned BSL-4 lab in the country.