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$52 Million bio-lab development plan
Dallas County is set to join the North Texas biotech industry surge with the development of a $52 million, 75,000 square-foot bio lab and life sciences building on a recently acquired 1.6-acre parcel in the Southwestern Medical District. The Dallas County Health and Human Services Public Health Laboratory will be relocated here to study infectious diseases.
The land purchase and development, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, is part of the response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The new laboratory will be situated near significant health sector developments, including the UT Southwestern and Children’s Health's $2.5 billion pediatric campus.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area, having seen substantial growth in the life sciences labor pool and research and development, has been named as one of the top emerging life sciences markets in the country. The new facility aims to attain Bio-Safety Level 3 laboratory certification, enabling it to study potentially lethal airborne infectious agents or toxins.
The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2025 and operational by early 2026. Read the full article here.