The Integrated Research Facility (IRF) is part of the National Interagency Biodefense Campus, a group of federal biomedical research facilities based at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Scientists at the IRF focus intensively on developing prevention and treatment options that will be directly relevant to human diseases—whether they emerge naturally or are deliberately introduced. Advanced imaging technology and other state-of-the-art features inside a secure laboratory allow researchers to follow disease processes as they unfold. Knowledge generated in the IRF aids in the development of drugs, vaccines, and other medical products designed to improve health outcomes for patients.
Last Updated July 21, 2014