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IAH to get funding for further redevelopment at Pirbright

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THE Government is to make a further £80 million capital investment in the Institute for Animal Health (IAH) at Pirbright, meaning that the second phase of the redevelopment of its research facilities can go ahead.

The investment will be boosted by additional funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – the IAH's corporate trustee – allowing the construction of a £100 million facility for the study of avian and other animal diseases and the development of new vaccines and tests. New high containment laboratories, experimental facilities and supporting infrastructure will all be developed, the BBSRC says, allowing the transfer of strategically important science from the IAH's Compton laboratories in Berkshire, which are scheduled …

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