Pathogenic Virus Manipulation (BL3)
The Biosafety Level 3 (BL3) Laboratory at ICGEB Trieste was designed in accordance with the guidelines of the Italian Ministry of Health. This facility has special engineering and containment features that allow investigators to work safely with known or possible human pathogens classified at level 3 such as the human immunodeficiency virus.
Prior to using the BL3 laboratory, individuals are trained in the correct and safe use of the facility. A laboratory supervisor monitors the day-to-day operation to ensure that all workers are following BL3 guidelines and directly instructs individuals in the correct safety procedures prior to the commencement of their experiments in the BL3 laboratory. The supervisor is available to answer any questions should they arise. Experimental protocols are reviewed to ensure the maximum safety of all planned experiments.
For further information
Alessandro Marcello, Molecular Virology