The center will include a floor where medical personnel can train in the highly specialized field of biological containment
, and also double as a secure facility for quarantining actual patients, if needed, said Dr.
'In this context, the governments of Lagos State and Canada joined together to design and build a new biological containment
laboratory and secure storage facility,'' she said.
In particular, molecular cloning has become a common activity, and the ability to develop genetically modified organisms has migrated from the confines of secure biological containment
suites onto the open benches of undergraduate teaching labs.
Samples from patients are an extreme biohazard risk; laboratory testing on non-inactivated samples should be conducted under maximum biological containment
Samples from patients are an extreme biohazard risk; testing should be conducted under maximum biological containment
has introduced inflatable AirBeam Enclosures for quick set-up Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielded, Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) shielded, or Chemical Biological Containment
(CBC) enclosures, configured to rapidly deploy and provide an instant and uncomplicated state-of-the-art environment.
The quarantine facility will be especially complex because of the need for both clean-room conditions and biological containment
. Clean-room conditions would protect the samples from mission-borne microbes from Earth that could alter the samples' properties (and hence render them useless to scientists), while biological containment
would protect Earth from any potentially hazardous organisms the samples may bear.