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.