DBT- supported Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory (BSL3) :
The Biosafety Level 3 laboratory has been running since 2010 thanks to the financial support provided by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science of Technology, New Delhi. The facility will strengthen our infrastructure for research and development in the areas of infectious diseases. It is also used for research involving manipulation of biological infectious agents, both indigenous or exotic, which may cause serious or potentially lethal disease as a result of exposure by the inhalation route, with special reference to Bacillus anthracis. Working with pathogens in their virulent form is helping us understand the mechanisms by which these agents cause disease and thereby open up avenues that can be used for intervention during the setting or progression of the diseases. This is helping in developing new vaccines and therapeutics.