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Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory (BSL-3)

The BSL-3 is available for research with Select Agents. Select Agents are biological agents and toxins that have been determined to have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety, to animal and plant health, or to animal or plant products.


  • An Esco class II type A2 biosafety cabinet
  • Priorclave front loading 100L autoclave
  • 1 -80o C freezer and 2 4oC refrigerator/-20OC freezer
  • Eppendorf 5810R and 5424 Centrifuges
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) maintenance and storage
  • 2 370C CO2 incubators
  • 1 shaking incubator
  • PCR equipment
  • 1 microscope
  • 1 visible light spectrophotometer
  • 1 microplate reader
  • 1 biophotometer


Daily Rate*: (8 hours)  8:30 a.m.  to  4:30 p.m.  $ 550

One month of use $9,500.  Limited to a max of 8 hours per day, any additional hour (or portion thereof) over 8 hours is billed at $120/ per hour.

Routine services are billed per hour at $120/ hour

  • Quarterly compliance review (approx. 2 hours)
  • Periodic follow up visits
  • Agent transfer paperwork and receipt (approx. 3-4 hours per transfer/receipt)
  • Assistance with Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Protocol Submission and agent specific SOPs

Initial classroom user training (Required; Provided by Responsible Official (RO) or Alternate Responsible Official (ARO)): $350

  • Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • Facility Operations
  • Emergency Response Procedures

* Times available are variable based on availability of facility and schedule of RO/ARO.

Individual(s) responsible for contamination of room requiring a gross decontamination of suite will result in $10,000 charge for service