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Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory

The iMM Lisboa houses a 70 m2 BSL3 Facility meeting the highest safety standards as defined by European and International guidelines. Work to be carried out in this Facility includes all experimental procedures involving Mycobacterium tuberculosis, HIV and other biosafety level 3 pathogens. The Facility is available to iMM Lisboa internal and affiliated researchers, as well as to external researchers from academia, pharma and biotech. Applications to use the iMM Lisboa's BSL3 laboratories are reviewed and must be approved by the Facility's Director and Scientific Committee.

Head of Facility

Pedro Simas

imm-p3f@medicina.ulisboa.pt.

Staff

Iolanda Moreira - Manager
Daniel Gomes da Costa - Animal Biosafety Officer
Cecília Simão - Assistant technician

Scientific Committee

Miguel Prudêncio (Spokesperson)

Ana Espada de Sousa
Daniel Gomes da Costa
Mário Ramirez
Pedro Simas

Services

The iMM Lisboa's BSL3 Facility includes two fully equipped tissue culture rooms and one animal room. All rooms meet the highest safety standards as defined by European and International guidelines. Work to be carried out in this Facility includes all experimental procedures involving Mycobacterium tuberculosis, HIV and other biosafety level 3 pathogens. The iMM Lisboa's BSL3 laboratories follow strict admission rules. Accordingly, the Facility will provide education, training and guidance for researchers and will be constantly monitored by fully dedicated staff. The Facility is available to iMM Lisboa internal and affiliated researchers, as well as to external researchers from academia, pharma and biotech. Applications to use the IMM's BSL3 laboratories are reviewed and must be approved by the Facility's Director and Scientific Committee before access is granted.

Slots and Prices

Entry and usage of the BSL3 rooms are charged according to the Price Table below. We charge an entrance fee plus the amount of time used in the rooms, which is logged by each user.

Regular working hours are:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 to 17:30
Work outside this hours needs to be specifically authorized by the Facility supervisor.

Price table

How to use the service

In order to use the BSL3 Facility, the PI responsible for the project must fill in and submit the appropriate Application Form, which will be reviewed by the Facility Director and the Scientific Committee. All new users must undergo specific BSL3 training before access to the Facility can be granted. Due to the nature of the work to be carried out in the BSL3 laboratories of the iMM Lisboa, users will be closely monitored and must adhere to strict rules of conduct inside the Facility. Non-compliance with these rules will mean immediate barring from entering the Facility.

Application form

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