The Center added new BSL-3 facilities to our to our laboratory inventory. The addition of this facility has doubled our previous BSL-3 laboratory capacity. The new laboratory was carefully designed to accommodate and safely support several investigators’ research interests simultaneously.
Safety features focus on air handling and full a computer monitoring and central control system. Features include differential air pressure alarm/monitors at each door, welded (seamless) stainless steel duct work for both supply and HEPA-filtered exhaust air, 100% redundant supply and exhaust systems fans so that routine maintenance issues can be addressed while maintaining full operation and an emergency generator that can maintain full activity levels during power failures.