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Biosecurity Research Institute

BSL-3 Enhanced Laboratories

All BSL-3 spaces have biocontainment enhancements beyond minimum published requirements and standards of Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL).  Food microbiology laboratories, basic pathogen biology laboratories, infectious disease laboratories, and reagent preparation laboratories are available.

Enhancements include:

  • Individual security PIN code access control
  • Hallway security cameras
  • Interlocked anteroom doors
  • HEPA filtration of exhaust air
  • Gastight dampers to isolate individual laboratories
  • Centralized liquid effluent decontamination
  • Dual electrical feed and stand‐by power generator
  • Shower in/out capabilities for certain laboratories

If you are interested in conducting research at the BRI, contact the Director.