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National Bio and Agro-defense Facility

About the facility

With the arrival of NBAF, Kansas State University is cementing its reputation as a national leader in animal health research, biosciences and food research.

NBAF will attract the best and brightest scientists to the Manhattan area and will lead to collaboration among researchers regionally and nationally, which will help the university become a Top 50 public research university by 2025

The university's Biosecurity Research Institute — a biosafety level-3 facility — is jump-starting some of the research planned for NBAF even before it becomes operational.  

NBAF will continue to attract private biotechnology companies and scientists to the Manhattan community, and is expected to bring an additional 40 businesses and laboratories and generate an economic return of $3.5 billion in its first 20 years.