Informational briefing held for proposed biosafety lab
News Release from University of Hawaii July 12, 2012
A proposed biosafety lab to be located in West Oʻahu will allow UH researchers to develop diagnostic tests and vaccines for infectious diseases.
The proposed location for the laboratory is a two-acre site on Saratoga Avenue at Kalaeloa, near the Hawaiʻi National Guard and FBI Hawaiʻi’s headquarters in West Oʻahu.
The laboratory will be part of the National Institutes of Health national network of biosafety laboratories built and operated by universities in the United States.
The mission of the laboratory is to develop new diagnostics and effective low-cost treatments and vaccines for infectious diseases, particularly those found in the Asia-Pacific region. The Pacific Health Research Laboratory has received $32.5 million in competitive funding from the National Institutes of Health and $15 million from the State and University of Hawaiʻi.
News coverage of the informational briefing includes: