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University of Massachusetts Medical School

55 Lake Ave North

LRB 303

Worcester, MA 01655

United States of America

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Primary Contact:

Hardy Kornfeld

Last Updated: 04/19/2023

Facility Details

The BSL-3 Core Lab is a campus-wide facility for in vitro experimentation with hazardous pathogens. It is a self-contained laboratory with space and equipment to handle hazardous pathogens with BSL-3 containment as described in the CDC/NIH publication “Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories”. The lab has been specifically approved by the USDA and CDC for research airborne viruses such as the Hong Kong chicken flu, and for select agent research. The laboratory currently has 17 class II biosafety cabinets, biological and microbiological incubators, freezers, centrifuges, a fluorescence plate reader, a spectrophotometer, microscopes, Seahorse Cell Analyzer. A renovation project planned to commence in 2023 will replace existing Autoclaves and update security and equipment monitoring systems. Core also has another BSL3 lab which has 4 class II biosafety cabinets. In addition to incubators, centrifuge and freezer, this lab also houses 10X controller and Cell sorter.

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