New lab opens at The Institute of Environment and Human Health - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/6/09

New lab opens at The Institute of Environment and Human Health

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech University officially introduced a new, state-of-the-art laboratory Tuesday. The lab will help researchers continue creating products that can protect soldiers, firefighters, and police.

The Institute of Environment and Human Health at Texas Tech has already announced the invention of non-woven cotton materials that can act as super-cleaners of biohazardous material.  Tuesday, the institute unveiled its new 4,000 square foot research lab associated with the fabric.

"This is a huge breakthrough for us. It brings Texas Tech to the forefront of the commercialization of a much needed technology in both military needs as well as first responder needs," director Ron Kendall said. 

The lab was paid for by funding from the Department of Defense and $125,000 from the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance.

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