Research capabilities

Our Research Capabilities

Through our partnerships and preparation, the Global Center for Health Security is forging advances in biopreparedness and in moving critical, life-saving discoveries out of the lab and into clinical trials.

National Strategic Research Institute

The National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska is one of only 13 U.S. Department of Defense University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) in the nation. As such, NSRI has been tasked with specific emphases -- Nebraska has the lone UARC entrusted by the military to work on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. We work with NSRI on numerous biopreparedness research efforts, from basic science to safe air evacuations – including the evaluation of the United States Air Mobility Command's Transport Isolation System. 

Biologics Production Facility

This 20,000 square-foot “clean building” allows scientists and technologists to store and produce stem cell products, cellular vaccines and gene therapies, tissue therapies, regenerative medicine therapies and nanomedicine. The facility meets or exceeds Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Tissue Practice (GTP) regulations and is a crucial bridge for taking lab-bench discoveries to bedside trials.