Manhattan, Kansas was selected as the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) location after an extensive three-year site selection process that included a thorough risk assessment, environmental impact assessment, and security assessment. The Manhattan location puts the NBAF in proximity to research of NBAF-related missions in veterinary, agriculture, and bio-security research expertise, and resources. This location also puts NBAF in proximity to a major hub of the veterinary pharmaceutical industry.
The NBAF will be built on a site on Kansas State University adjacent to the existing Biosecurity Research Institute. Once construction of NBAF is completed – an estimated five-year project – the current mission activities at Plum Island Animal Disease Center will begin to transition to the new facility. The transition process is expected to take approximately two years.
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