Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML)
RML to be one of NIH's new 'intramural' labs. Corixa Corp has a vaccine production facility in Hamilton.
Western National Center for Biodefense
Seeking a NIAID national lab. Affiliations include LLNL, California Dept. of Health.
Oregon Health and Sciences Univ. (Portland)
Collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Lab. This is in addition to PNNL's DOE-funded BL3.
Centers for Disease Control (Fort Collins, CO)
CDC in Fort Collins spends roughly 25% of its budget on biodefense research (as of 2002).
US Army Dugway Proving Ground (Dugway, Utah)
Proposed 200% activity increase.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Planned operation in July 2003. Located adjacent to a LLNL
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PNNL is upgrading an existing BL2 to BL3 level. This lab is funded by DOE.
Tripler Army Medical Center (Honolulu, HI)
Not mentioned in the US Army's systemwide plans.
University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston)
First phase to open in mid-2003. Affiliations include Los Alamos and Sandia National Labs.
Texas Technological University / City of Lubbock
Lab proposal for decommissioned Reese AFB site.
University of New Mexico
University of Texas Health Science Center
Los Alamos National Laboratory
University of Illinois at Chicago
Seeking NIAID BL4 grant
Homeland Security Research Center
The Ohio State Univ. / Battelle collaboration to obtain a NIAID 'Regional Center of Excellence' (see below) will seek the operating contract for this facility.
National Agricultural Biosecurity Center
USDA affiliation. Information previously available on the KSU web site has been deleted.
Univ. of Chicago, Argonne National Lab, Northwestern Univ. (Chicago, IL)
NIAID funding program proposal. Facility to be situated at Argonne National Lab. University of Chicago PR announcement.
Center for Biodefense Excellence
NIAID designation/funding sought. NIAID funding minimally
Battelle Memorial Inst. (West Jefferson, OH)
Upgrades reported both in the US Army Biodefense PEIS and by Ohio State Univ (Battelle's partner)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
Currently operates BL3 facility and 190m3 bioaerosol chamber.
Southern Research Institute (SRI) / Univ. of Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, TN)
ORNL is laying the groundwork for a BL4 facility for work related to its genomics and transgenic animals programs.
Southern Research Institute (Birmingham, AL)
New animal and enhanced bioaerosol capability. SRI promotes its biodefense work by boasting of the high number of its employees who hold "secret" and "top secret" security clearances.
Duke University / University of North Carolina
NIAID proposal for a regional facility
Fort Detrick / National Institutes of Health
|Johns Hopkins Univ. / Univ. of Maryland
(Baltimore/College Park, Maryland)
Department of Defense, Pentagon Grounds
Prefabricated BL3 unit manufactured by Certek
Southern Research Institute (Frederick, MD)
This is the same SRI as in Alabama. This is a major BL3 capacity expansion at Frederick, MD.
George Mason University (Manassas, VA)
Capable of full-body primate exposures. Led by Dr. Ken Alibek, former deputy chief of the Soviet Union's offensive program.
Aberdeen Proving Ground (Aberdeen, MD)
This new US Amy BSL3 is separate from other Aberdeen/Edgewood complex upgrades.
University of Virginia (Charlottesville)
Regional center application to NIAID program.
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (Aberdeen, MD)
Outline of US Amy PEIS indicates upgrades. ECBC already operates BL3s and aerosol chambers.
US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (Aberdeen, MD)
Naval Surface Weapons Center (Dahlgren, VA)
Outline of US Army Biodefense Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Assessment (PEIS) indicates upgrades will be made.
Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biodefense, Boston Univ. (Boston, MA)
Wadsworth won't confirm or deny they have proposed a new BL4 ("we're not giving any information on that.").
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
RPI will not confirm or deny a NIAID bid for a BL4
Calspan - UB Research Center (Buffalo, NY)
Has a 600 m3 bioaerosol chamber, including an explosives unit, both at BL2. Is adding animal and BL3 capacity.
USDA Plum Island Animal Disease Center (New York)
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)