Who done it? Houston to ID firearms, drugs in $65M facilityWho done it? Houston to ID firearms, drugs in $65M facilityhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=26132014-10-31T14:06:00Z2014-10-31T10:00:00Z

HOUSTON - The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS) has begun construction on $65 million facility to be located in the Texas Medical Center. The nine-story, 200,000-sf facility is expected to be complete in 2017.

The facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology as well as integrated clinical, laboratory, administrative, public and teaching/training areas.

The center will feature work space for pathology, investigations, anthropology, neuropathology, entomology, emergency management, toxicology and evidence handling, among a variety of other practices in forensic science.

“The laboratories are designed as open environments that can be reconfigured quickly as equipment and methods evolve over time,” said Roger Kahn, director of the HCIFS crime laboratory.

The HCIFS provides medical examiner and crime laboratory services to the county, which features forensic genetics, drug chemistry, forensic toxicology, trace evidence and firearms identification.

Read more at Community Impact Newspaper.

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