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COLLEGE STATION (AP) - Texas A&M University has formally dedicated a new national biodefense center where researchers work on strategies to respond to bioterrorism and develop vaccines in the event of a pandemic or some chemical or biological or nuclear threat.

The A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing is one of three such national centers announced last month. Others are in Maryland and North Carolina.

The state of Texas has committed $40 million to the nearly $300 million project on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. The federal government is contributing $176 million.

Top officials from the Texas A&M University System, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and federal Health and Human Services officials cut a ceremonial Aggie maroon ribbon Monday to open the center.

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