Texas Biomedical Research Instituteformerly Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
AddressPO Box 760549
San Antonio, TX 78245
The Texas Biomedical Research Institute, formerly known as the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, is an independent not-for-profit research institution located on a 200-acre campus near San Antonio, Texas. The organization has over 400 employees including a multidisciplinary team of approximately 85 doctoral-level scientists who lead more than 200 major research projects across the Department of Genetics; Department of Virology and Immunology; and Southwest National Primate Research Center, which houses the world\'s largest colony of baboons for biomedical research.
The Institute is home to the only privately owned biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory in the United States. The maximum containment lab allows for research on lethal pathogens for which there are no treatments or vaccines, including potential bio-terror agents and emerging diseases.
Texas Biomed has played a key role in development of vaccines, antibodies and antitoxins for deadly pathogens such as anthrax, botulinum neurotoxins, and Ebola; and developed invaluable animal models contributing to diverse public health research applications.