The authority also recognized Dr. Juergen Richt as one of the first Kansas Bioscience Eminent Scholars, helping attract Dr. Richt to K-State from Iowa. This international expert in diseases transmitted from animals to humans is sure to play a vital role in protecting animal and public health from emerging diseases.
Combine those merits with a region bustling with bioscience activity -- for example, more than 125 animal-health companies, 13,000 specialists and 5,000 researchers -- and the advantages of Kansas are undeniable.
Kansas has the intellectual capital the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility needs. We have the facilities and infrastructure to accelerate its urgent work. And the state offers a commitment to the facility's important mission that is unmatched.
Building the National Agro and Bio-Defense Facility in Kansas will further advance the state's legacy of producing and protecting the nation's food, and it's simply the right choice -- on the merits.
|SOURCE Kansas State University|
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