Erasmus MC opens a new laboratory for the safe conduct of infectious diseases research

Last Friday Erasmus MC – partner of the VetBioNet consortium – officially opened its new BSL3 laboratory for infectious diseases research. Martje Fentener van Vlissingen, Head of the Erasmus MC animal research facility, highlighted that “the new facility is compliant with all most recent requirements and recommendations regarding biosafety and biosecurity that apply for the safe handling of hazardous infectious agents. The provisions include special air handling systems that maintain underpressure, airlocks and systems for decontamination and sterilization”. Further information on the new BSL3 laboratory are available on Erasmus MC website.