The Biosafety level 3 (BSL3) lab is designed to handle highly pathogenic agents that can be spread through the air or cause severe illness, such as SARS-CoV-1, MERS-CoV, West Nile virus, and SARS-CoV-2. It was established in 2015 and boasts advanced technology, including controlled negative pressure, HEPA filtration to purify exhaust air, and an autoclave for disposing of waste. Access to the lab is restricted to trained personnel via magnetic interlock doors with PIN codes, and researchers performing infection experiments must wear white coveralls, gloves, and respiratory and eye protection. The researchers performing infection experiments must wear white coveralls, gloves, and respiratory and eye protection.
Biosafety level 3 (BSL3) lab
Optima XPN-100 Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter
Inverted Microscope for cell culture for transmitted-light brightfield, phase contrast, fluorescence and camera – Leica
Laminar flow cabinet THREE ACTIVA (Class III) – Aquaria
Allegra X-12R, Benchtop Centrifuge, Refrigerated – Beckman Coulter
Autoclave Systec DX65 – sterilize solids, liquids and hazardous biological substances