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1. Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Mont.: Owned by the National Institutes of Health. Planning a Biosafety Level 4 laboratory.
2. University of California at Davis, Ca.: Proposing a BSL 4 laboratory.
3. Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland: Proposing a BSL 4 laboratory.
4. The National Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, Colo.: Does some biodefense research and is updating a Biosafety Level 3 laboratory.
5. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.: Planning a new BSL 3 lab. They have a Biosafety Level 2 laboratory.
6. Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, a United States Army facility: Planning to upgrade a BSL 3 laboratory with a new aerosol chamber.
7. The Biodefense Center at the University of Texas, Galveston: Will complete a BSL 4 Laboratory on Aug. 22, 2003. It operates two BSL 3 labs.
8. Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research: Operates a BSL 4 Lab in San Antonio.
9. Texas Technology University in Lubbock, Texas: Opened a Biodefense Center and considered building a BSL 4 lab on a nearby former Air Force Base in conjunction with the City of Lubbock. The plan has not gone forward.
10. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M.: Completing a BSL 3 biodefense lab.
11. Georgia State University at Atlanta: Operates a BSL 4 laboratory.
12. George Mason University, Manassas Va.: Operates a BSL 3 bioaerosol chamber that can do full-body primate exposure.
13. Fort Detrick, Frederick, Md. National Institute of Health: Planning a new BSL 4 lab.
14. United State Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md.: Operates 10,000 square feet of BSL 4 space and 50,000 square feet of BSL 3 lab space and a 15-bed research ward.
15. United State Army, Army Medical Corps: Reported the new Fort Detrick facilities will house Biosafety Level 2, 3 and 4 laboratories.
16. An Interagency Biodefense Campus is being planned at Fort Detrick to include Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture and the NIH: It is not clear if it will include a laboratory.
17. The University of Maryland: Seeking $200 million from NIH to build a BSL 4 lab at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, a military post in Maryland.
18. Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, a United States Army facility: Built in 2000 on a different section of Aberdeen Proving Ground, this facility contains a BSL 3 lab. At a meeting on Dec. 16, 1999, the army assured area residents they would not build a BSL 4.
19. Battelle Memorial Institute, a major science and technology contractor for the government: Opened a new biotech center, constructed with private funds, near Aberdeen Proving Ground in March, 2003. The facility includes a BSL 3 laboratory that can do biodefense research.
20. Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, N.Y.: Proposing a BSL 4 laboratory at an industrial park outside of Rome, N.Y.
21. Plum Island Animal Disease Center: The Department of Agriculture operates a BSL 3 lab.
22. Boston University: is seeking NIH dollars to build a BSL 4 lab in Boston's South End.
23. Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.: Operates three BSL 3 laboratories and has applied to NIH for funds to increase the capacity of one of them.
24. The University of Illinois at Chicago: Seeking NIH funding for a BSL 4 Lab in downtown Chicago.
25. The University of Chicago: Proposing to build a BSL 3 laboratory 20 miles south of the downtown Chicago lab at the Argonne National Laboratory campus.
26. Battelle Memorial Institute: Operates a second BSL 3 laboratory at its West Jefferson, Ohio science center which can do biodefense work.
27. Environmental Protection Agency: Designated its National Risk Management Research Center in Cincinnati in Sept. 2002 for Homeland Security Department Research. It reportedly contains a BSL 3 lab.
28. Midwest Institute in Kansas City, Mo.: Planning to upgrade a laboratory to a BSL 3 level to accommodate biodefense needs.
29. St. Louis University: Seeking an NIH grant to upgrade its laboratory to a BSL 3 status in connection with Washington University, the Midwest Research Institute, and Case Western Reserve University. The lab would be on the St. Louis, Mo., campus.
30. Kansas State University: Operates two BSL 3 labs and is planning to use $40 million in state bonds to build a 60,000 square BSL 3A laboratory, which will be as safe as a BSL 4. Seeking $20 million from NIH.
31. Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu: Constructing a BSL 3 Modular Lab.
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