Texas Tech University

Biosecurity center working on new anthrax vaccine

QC Online

June 10, 2016

QC Online - Back in 2012, the federal government picked Texas A&M University as home to a new biosecurity center — one of three U.S. sites expected to play a key role in developing and manufacturing drugs to fight bioterrorist threats, pandemic influenza and other infectious diseases.

Vickie Sutton, a law professor at Texas Tech University and the director at the school's Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy, said the work of the Texas A&M center complements the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

"Texas has really been a big center for development for biodefense in the United States," she said.

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