Infectious Diseases Facility

Facilities

Facilities

The Infectious Diseases Facility has two independent laboratory suites.

Our laboratories are equipped with core containment level 3 (CL3) equipment, including:

  • class I and class II microbiological safety cabinets
  • centrifuges/microfuges
  • incubators for cell culture
  • autoclaves
  • fridges and freezers (for short-term storage of samples and reagents)

Health and safety

The two suites conform fully with the Health and Safety Executive legislative requirements for the handling of HG3 pathogens.

This includes the operation of negative air pressure gradients. There is restricted access to personnel who have undergone stringent CL3 safety training.

Code of Practice

A Code of Practice and emergency response procedures are in place. These are provided to researchers who satisfy the training requirements for working at CL3.