About LRRI



Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute is a private, biomedical research organization dedicated to improving public health through research on the prevention, treatment, and cure of respiratory disease.




Equipped with a broad range of technical expertise and a wealth of research capabilities, LRRI studies respiratory health issues of concern to scientists and health care experts in universities, government, industry and patient advocacy groups. We are committed to curing respiratory diseases through research aimed at understanding their causes and biological mechanisms; assessing and eliminating exposures to respiratory health hazards; and developing improved therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics.

The Institute readily opens its unique research facilities to university, government and private collaborators.


Fast Facts

Founded: 1947, State of New Mexico, not-for-profit corporation
Employees: 150 PhD level scientists, 1200 technicians and support staff
Annual Budget: $92 million
Endowment: $43 million
Size of Facilities: 500,000 square feet
Funding Sources: Grants, contracts, philanthropy
Research Areas: Asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, inhalation toxicology, aerosol science, inhalation drug delivery, bronchitis, allergies, science service contracting, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, infectious disease, radiation studies, chemical exposure research, clinical trials, specialized software for laboratory research, and neurobiological research.