Biosecurity and Food Safety
The Greater Manhattan region has been dubbed “The Silicon Valley of Biodefense.” With unparalleled proximity and collaboration opportunities near the BSL-4 National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) and Kansas State University, this is an outstanding community for your business to expand. We’ve brought together the brightest minds and most innovative companies to establish the leading research ecosystem related to biosecurity, biodefense and food safety in the world.
If your organization conducts research or develops products that protect humans, livestock and crops from biological terrorism, infectious diseases, pandemics and other threats, see how Greater Manhattan is the ideal place for a satellite office or new headquarters.
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- The Edge Collaboration District at Kansas State University Connects Industry to World-Class Talent
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Co-locate with some of the world’s leading biosecurity and food safety organizations:
- The BSL-4 USDA National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), one of only five facilities in the world with BSL-4 laboratories capable of housing cattle and other large livestock for the purpose of developing vaccines and diagnostics for zoonotic diseases
- The BSL-3, ABSL-3 and BSL 3-Ag Biosecurity Research Institute, researching high-consequence pathogens affecting plants, animals and food products, including zoonotic pathogens that infect humans
- The Center for Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases, protecting the agricultural and public health sectors against high-consequence foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic disease threats
- K-State’s Global Food Systems Initiative with programs and resources throughout the university that prepare students for careers in the production, sustainability, nutrition, safety and transport of food
- Veterinary Biomedical Research Center, a contract research organization supporting animal health companies through regulatory approval pathways for vaccines and pharmaceuticals
- USDA NBAF Scientist Training Program, a fellowship program to train new talent to support foreign animal disease research at NBAF
- AIB International, a food safety and consulting organization, with local headquarters here and experts working on five continents
- Proximity to more than 300 companies and organizations in the KC Animal Health Corridor
To learn more, please contact us. We’d love the opportunity to introduce you to this incredible community.