Research Facilities

Biosafety Level 3+ Laboratory Facility

The UP Centre for Viral Zoonoses is home to one of the countries few Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) plus laboratories. This DAFF accredited high containment facility contains multiple, smaller, interconnected laboratories which each serve a unique function. The smaller laboratories allow for specific work to be conducted separately from the other laboratories in the facility. The facility has specially engineered features which make it possible for laboratory workers to handle hazardous materials without endangering themselves, the community, or the environment. The unique features which distinguish this laboratory from BSL 1 & 2 laboratories are the provisions for; selective access control, specialized ventilation and pressure system, and solid plus affluent waste treatment. 

 

Published by Philip van Jaarsveldt

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