The IMM 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 biosafety level 3 pathogens. The Facility is available to iMM Lisboainternal 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 Commission. All work to be carried out in the BSL3 Lab must comply with the established SOPs, as defined in the Facility's Rules and Guidelines Manual and must follow a mandatory training course.
The iMM Lisboa’s BSL3 Facility comprises two fully equipped tissue culture rooms and one animal experimentation room for rodents. All rooms meet the highest safety standards as defined by European and International guidelines. Available equipment includes incubators, benchtop centrifuges, refrigerators and freezers, microscopes, a -80 freezer, and an ultracentrifuge.
The IMM’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 internal and affiliated researchers, as well as to external researchers from academia, pharma and biotech.