University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01655United States
Last Updated: More than One Year ago
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 â€œBiosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratoriesâ€. 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 five class II biosafety cabinets, one class III pass-through glove box, biological and microbiological incubators, freezers, centrifuges, a fluorescence plate reader, a spectrophotometer and microscopes. A renovation project planned to commence in 2009 will approximately double the area of the laboratory, providing space for ten class II biosafety cabinets and doubling the capacity of incubators and freezers.
The BSL-3 Core Laboratory at UMass Medical School is available for use by researchers who are not affiliated with the school. Contact the laboratory director (Dr. Kornfeld) with inquiries.