biosafety level 3


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Noun1.biosafety level 3 - exposure to infectious agents that can be transmitted by the respiratory route and which can cause serious infectionbiosafety level 3 - exposure to infectious agents that can be transmitted by the respiratory route and which can cause serious infection
biosafety level - the level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities
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* TIMELINE: Building dedicated February 2007 and now being used for biosafety level 2 research; biosafety level 3 labs expected to be up and running this summer
The federal appropriations will pay for construction of several new biodefense Biosafety Level 3 and 4 laboratories in locations across the country.
UTMB's biosafety level 3 laboratories contributed significantly to its data on West Nile virus by allowing researchers to safely infect Culex mosquitoes with West Nile virus and then extract genetic material that provided information on the mosquitoes' response to the virus.
For instance, a tuberculosis laboratory at a hospital is categorized as a biosafety Level 3 laboratory, officials explained.
The LPS kit included written instructions stating that all samples should be handled inside a Class II biological safety cabinet (BSC) with biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) primary barriers and safety equipment.
We thank Wolf Splettstosser (anthrax serology), Arno Buckendahl (anthrax serology), Hermann Meyer (Orthopox-virus serology), Pamela Riley (anthrax serology), Mark Van Ranst (PCR anthrax), Els Keyaerts (PCR anthrax), and Patrick Butaye (biosafety level 3 laboratory, culture, and PCR anthrax) for their assistance in preparing this article.
specifically the statement: "Seven states and DC do not have at least one lab equipped to handle critical biological agents with a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) designation, while 44 states and DC do not have sufficient BSL-3 lab facilities."
Los Alamos is in the process of raising the walls for a biological safety Level 3 facility that will house two biosafety Level 3 labs and one biosafety Level 2 lab.
"The development of reporter flurophages allows us to bypass the existing method of diagnosing TB, which requires cultivating slow-growing bacteria in a biosafety level 3 environment, a time-consuming and costly process.