University of Tennessee Receives RBL Equipment Funding

Published 11-13-2007

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) was awarded $4 million in federal funds in November of 2007 to acquire equipment for its Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) in Memphis. As part of the Department of Defense's 2008 budget, the funding will provide sophisticated pathogen detection equipment for the study of emerging infectious diseases. Completion of the UTHSC RBL at the UT-Baptist Research Park is slated for summer of 2008.