Mid-Continent

Spanning 14 states and with over 100 federal laboratories and facilities connecting the heartland of America, the Mid-Continent Region is the largest of the six FLC regions. Laboratories in the Mid-Continent Region perform cutting-edge research for agencies that include the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Agriculture (USDA), to name a few.

Numerous technologies transferred from the Mid-Continent Region have been leveraged to address societal needs, promote economic development and growth, and enhance U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace. Get to know the FLC Mid-Continent regional laboratories and successes by exploring the site to learn about the activities, programs, and events it has to offer.

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Success Stories

Curtis Mowry, left, and Mike Siegal show their nanoporous carbon-coated SAW sensors that form the heart of Parker-Hannifin Corp.'s trihalomethane water analyzer, which provides almost instant feedback on the levels of disinfection byproducts in water before it reaches consumers. (Image from Sandia National Laboratories, Randy Montoya)

Decontamination foam, developed by Sandia National Laboratories, is being used to remove mold from a roof. The image is courtesy of Decon7, one of eight licensees of the decontamination foam.

NASA experiments in plant growth for long-duration space flights led to the identification and manufacturing method for a nutritional supplement now found in everyday foods. (Photo credit: NASA)