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.
What does BL3 stand for?
BL3 stands for Biosafety Level 3
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The laboratory is one of 13 Biosafety Level 3 research facilities constructed nationally with substantial funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
While Duke researchers and others have worked with these agents, animal research testing requires carefully planned and constructed biosafety level 3 labs with specialized equipment, notes Richard Frothingham, MD, building director of a new facility that's up to the task.
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.
The federal appropriations will pay for construction of several new biodefense Biosafety Level 3 and 4 laboratories in locations across the country.
For instance, a tuberculosis laboratory at a hospital is categorized as a biosafety Level 3 laboratory, officials explained.
However, studies of neutralizing antibody responses during natural infection have been limited (8,9), partially because neutralization assays must be performed at biosafety level 3 or higher.