Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) Biocontainment Facility
In April 2005, NCSU-CVM opened the Research Building for the use of members of the CVM faculty, students and staff. On the fourth floor of this building is housed the 1,080 sq feet CVM BSL3 Biocontainment Facility consisting of one large laboratory with 3 work spaces built around biosafety cabinets. Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) agents are those requiring containment of airborne bacteria, viruses, or toxins, therefore the design and administration of the BSL3 Biocontainment Facility follows strict federal regulations with local oversight provided by the NCSU Institutional Biosafety Committee. These and other factors assure the community that infectious disease research will not result in occupational hazards for the occupants of the research building. The BSL3 Biocontainment Facility is available for use by the NCSU community under the directorship of Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM, and the management of Barbara Hegarty, BA. For questions or procedures to gain access to the Facility, contact Barbara_Hegarty@ncsu.edu.