Biological Threat Research Laboratory Dedication, Tour and Symposium
Texas Tech University’s new Biological Threat Research Laboratory (BTRL) provides a biological safety level three (BSL-3) containment laboratory suite for both applied and basic research related to biological threat agents and toxins. The BTRL is a 1,600-square-foot, eight-room suite, located on the Reese Technology Center campus. The BTRL includes state-of-the-art microbiological, serological and nucleic acid-based pathogen identification technologies and biological safety resources. Operationally the BTRL functions as an academic applied and basic high-containment research facility, and as a regional reference laboratory asset of the National Laboratory Response Network for biological terrorism response. The laboratory will be registered with the National Select Agent Registry through the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Select Agents and Toxins. The dedication will consist of a welcome reception, a tour of the facilities, a luncheon and a symposium. RSVP by Jan. 3 to email@example.com.