Laboratory to study contagious, fatal diseases
China’s first laboratory to study highly contagious and fatal diseases has been opened and will enable scientists to research live Ebola viruses.
The National Biosafety Laboratory is the country’s first biosafety level-4 laboratory, also known as a P4 laboratory. The facility in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, has the highest- level standards.
The lab will be put into service after a trial operation, and will be open to scientists around the world.
With French assistance in laboratory design, establishing biosafety standards and personnel training, construction started in 2011 and lasted for three years. (Photo 1)