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Biohazard Containment Core Facility (DFCI)

Core Summary:

The Biocontainment Core Facility supports researchers whose experiments require a Biosafety Level 2 enhanced (BL2+) containment level. The Biocontainment Core adheres to Biosafety Level 3 (BL3) practices. Protective apparel, equipment, and other materials are provided by the core. Two core facilities are available: one is located at the Jimmy Fund building at Dana Farber; the second at The Center for Life Science. Authorized core users may have access to both facilities.

Use of the facility is limited to researchers who receive training in BL3 procedures and comply with authorized user requirements. Training is provided by the Biosafety Officer, Core Manager, and authorized users.

Institutions:
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Personnel/Contact Information:

Member: Pearson, Denise
Role: Core Manager
Phone: (617) 632-3377
Email

Facilities and Equipment:

Major Equipment:

  • AutoMacs magnetic cell sorter
  • BD Biosciences FACSCanto II flow cytometer analyzer
  • Beckman Coulter Optima L90-K ultracentrifuge
  • Beckman Coulter Optima MAX 130 ultracentrifuge
  • Nexcelcom Auto T4 cell counter
  • Nikon Eclipse TE300
  • Nikon Eclipse Ti
  • Perkin Elmer 1420 Victor 2
  • PerkinElmer 1420 Victor Light
  • PerkinElmer Wallac Trilux 1450
Services:
  • Biosafety Level 2 enhanced Facility Access

    "The Biocontainment Core Facility supports researchers whose experiments require a Biosafety Level 2 enhanced (BL2+) containment level. The Biocontainment Core adheres to Biosafety Level 3 (BL3) practices. Protective apparel, equipment, and other materials are provided by the core. Two core facilities are available. Authorized core users may have access to both facilities."

  • Biosafety Level 3 Safety Training

    "The Biocontainment Core adheres to Biosafety Level 3 (BL3) practices.

    Use of the facility is limited to researchers who receive training in BL3 procedures and comply with authorized user requirements. Training is provided by the Biosafety Officer, Core Manager, and authorized users."


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Last updated: 2012-07-12T09:39:10.685-05:00