A dedicated ‘Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) facility for handling pathogenic microorganisms has been established in the University of Hyderabad. The fully-equipped facility was inaugurated by Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor, UoH on 10th December 2014.
This is a containment facility for performing experiments with pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Additionally, infection of experimental animals with the pathogenic microorganisms can be performed here. Validation and certification of this facility will be done shortly, after which it will become fully functional.
The Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. E. Haribabu and Prof. A. S. Raghavendra, Dean, School of Life Sciences and several faculty graced the occasion.