BioContainment Unit

The Biocontainment Unit was designed to provide a full spectrum of care, from quarantine to intensive care treatment. It is designed to handle everything from smallpox, SARS and avian influenza to the Ebola virus. It is staffed by 30 highly trained medical professionals who have special training in disaster management, cardiac life support and bioterrorism.

Biocontainment Unit

Biological Process Development Facility (BPDF)

The Biological Process Development Facility at the University of Nebraska (BPDF) offers biopharmaceutical process development designed for successful technology transfer from the bench to large-scale GMP manufacturing. The BPDF develops scalable processes and manufactures material suitable for non-clinical and clinical studies. Specializing in recombinant peptides and proteins, the BPDF has produced GMP materials since 1998. During this time, processes for over 50 products including vaccines, other biotherapeutics, chemokines, and agricultural/industrial enzymes have been developed.

Biological Process Development Facility

The Center for Advanced Surgical Technology seeks to develop innovative surgical technology through collaborative, interdisciplinary biomedical research.

Laboratory Research

Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness, & Emerging Infectious Diseases (CBBEID)

Conducts research on biodefense and biosecurity related problems in animal and human health, bio-surveillance & detection of bioterrorism agents, epidemiological studies, and antibiotic resistance.

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Center for Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis (CCORDA)

Provides expertise in the quantitative sciences, including biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services research, and to coordinate the collaborative design, planning, conduct, analysis and interpretation of laboratory, clinical, and public health research studies.

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Center for Collaboration Science

Develops, validates, and publishes scientific foundations for collaboration-related phenomena and helps organizations to apply findings to make performance differences.

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Center for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine (CDDN)

A world-class program integrating established expertise in drug delivery, gene therapy, neuroscience, pathology, immunology, pharmacology, vaccine therapy, cancer biology, polymer science and nanotechnology with state-of-the-art expertise, custom services, and equipment.

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Center for Global Health and Development (CGHAD)

Investigates emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, chronic disease, and cancer. Experts and affiliates utilize large population-based surveillance sites, hospitals, and laboratories across continents to discover, teach, and learn with a single mission - “to improve population health".

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Durham Research Centers (DRC)

Are comprised of twin research towers. These state of the art facilities have a combined 541,000 square feet of core facilities, seminar rooms, auditoriums, and laboratories, including the Nebraska State Public Health Lab and UNMC Biodefense Research laboratories.

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Extreme Light Laboratory

 The Extreme Light Laboratory at UNL is the host of the Dicoles Laser, with more power than 100,000 Hoover Dams and speeds of 30 billionths of one millionth of a second.  Diocles and physicist Donald Umstadter, principal scientist and director of the laboratory, are putting UNL at the forefront of international high field physics and laser research.



iEXCEL at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is a transformative model for health care education and training and offers unprecedented opportunities for research and development. Incorporating a wide range of simulation and visualization technologies, iEXCEL promotes experiential learning to achieve the vision of Global Leadership in Improving Human Performance and Effectiveness in Health Care.

The Davis Global Center on the UNMC Omaha campus will be the new headquarters for the iEXCEL program, estimated for completion September 2019, and is a highly advanced clinical simulation facility providing realistic replicated health care settings, in which teams can practice and experiment safely.

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Midwest Roadside Safety Facility (MwRSF)

Connects university researchers, industry leaders, and government entities through transportation research – specifically highway design and safety. MwRSF conducts safety performance research on existing appurtenances and the design & development of novel technologies.

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Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN)

Is a nationally recognized center of excellence in materials research science and engineering, nanoscience, and nanotechnology. NCMN supports over 90 primary researchers who investigate atomic manipulation, properties affected by nanoscale dimensions, self-assembly, ordered nanoarrays, quantum dots and wires, nanoelectronics, quantum computing, nanomechanics, nano-optics, nanoelectromechanical systems, and molecular design.

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Nebraska Center for Virology

Addresses pathogenic and therapeutic questions of some the most devastating viral and neuro-immune disorders facing the global community. Molecular, epidemiological, and biochemical approaches are employed to address fundamental questions concerning viral replication, latency, assembly and pathogenesis.

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