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Five Teams Vie to Build Big U.S. Lab in Kansas

Publication Date: 5/27/2009
Author: Debra K. Rubin
Format: HTML

Five contractors have submitted proposals to build the $523-million National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University in Manhattan, project sources confirm. Construction of the megalab, to be the center of U.S. anti-bioterror and agricultural defense research, is being managed by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. It will replace the 50-plus-year-old Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York state and is being designed by a Perkins & Will-led team.

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