Collaborative Biosecurity Research Initiative Launched to Target Animal and Public Health Threats Nationally

OLATHE, Kan., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kansas Bioscience Authority has launched a $2.5 million initiative to bring together researchers nationwide to create products that protect Americans from the intentional use of animal-borne...


"Kansas State University is one of six sites under consideration for the NBAF, and initiatives like this highlight our commitment to win it on the merits," Neufeld said. "Our state already has established itself as a world leader in animal and plant biosciences. The Collaborative Biosecurity Research Initiative and the NBAF complement and expand the work of the Biosecurity Research Institute, a state-of-the-art facility at Kansas State University, as well as the numerous plant and animal companies already in our state. The NBAF would be a great fit in Kansas.

Kansas, with particular strengths in agri-business and veterinary medicine, is home to nearly one third of the $14.2 billion global animal-health industry and 45 animal-health companies' U.S. or international headquarters.

The CBRI is open to faculty members of U.S. academic research universities, federal-agency researchers, and nonprofit research institutions. Eligible applicants must conduct research and development at the BRI in collaboration with a Kansas Board of Regents institution. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis for scientific merit, potential for attracting matching funds, and elements of collaboration. For full details, see http://www.kansasbioauthority.org

SOURCE Kansas State University