Work to make a $650 million research lab in Manhattan a success includes more than building the complex.

Work to make a $650 million research lab in Manhattan a success includes more than building the complex.


The Kansas Bioscience Authority says it expects to spend millions of dollars next year to recruit top animal disease researchers from around the world to work at the lab, even though it's not expected to fully open until 2018.


KBA president and CEO Tom Thornton says it's the right time to begin recruiting the researchers for the National Bio and Agro-Defense lab. He told The Lawrence Journal-World that researchers who come to Manhattan now will build the foundation for making the lab the best in the world.


The $650 million federal research lab will study some of the world's most dangerous animal diseases.