Biosafety level 3 facility for Tuberculosis Research

Find out information to access the BSL-3/ABSL-3 facility at University of Delhi South Campus

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY

POWERING RESEARCH

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about us.

The UDS-BSL3 facility is a DBT-supported National facility for providing a state-of-the-art biosafety containment laboratory to various TB researchers across the country for their research activities. This world-class facility was established in 2009 and has been used by various investigators since then resulting in a number of important publications and significant research findings. 

The main goal of this facility is to encourage TB research in the country and facilitate towards a better understanding in TB research and translational outcomes.

Why Us...

The UDSC-BSL3 facility is a fully equipped and functional laboratory comprising of a BSL-3 lab, a tissue culture lab and an animal holding room. The entire facility is running under negative pressure with 24 x 7 monitoring. The facility supports quality research on various aspects of TB with all the high class equipments and instruments.
Experience the Difference

Since the main goal of the facility is to provide a boost to TB research, we try to accomodate each and every user without affecting their research and time. The facility also has a provision for carrying out aerosol infection studies.

Infrastructure/
equipments available

The facility is equipped with high end equipments supporting various research activities. Facility comprises of Biosafety class II cabinets, deep freezers, weighing balance, bead beaters, tissue culture biosafety class II cabinet, Carbon dioxide incubators, FACS, spectrofluorimeter, fluorescence microscope, digital imaging for microscope, IVC for animal housing, tissue homogeniser, centrifuges, double door autoclave, aerosol inhalation chamber.

ABSL-3 facility

The UDSC-BSL3 facility has an animal holding room which comprises of a fully functional individually ventilated caging (IVC) system that can house 360 guinea pigs and 640 mice at a time. We have a dedicated staff to look after the animals for their care, food, water and bedding arrangements. We also have services of a veterinarian doctor to look after the health of the animals. The animals are routinely monitored and extreme care is taken for their welfare.

Explore the lab........

Our team.

Dr. Garima Khare

BSL-3 Incharge,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biochemistry,
University of Delhi South Campus

Prof. Vijay K. Chaudhary

BSL-3 Co-Incharge,
Professor,
Department of Biochemistry,
University of Delhi South Campus

Dr. Amita Gupta

BSL-3 Co-Incharge,
Associate Professor,
Department of Biochemistry,
University of Delhi South Campus

Dr. Prachi Nangpal

Lead Support,
Research Associate,
Department of Biochemistry,
University of Delhi South Campus

65 +

Publications
(for the work carried out in the facility by various investigators)

10+ PIs/50+ students

Satisfied Investigators
(who have used the facility and conducted research work here) and several PhD and research scholars

Several

Positive Feedbacks
(from the users of the facility in the past decade)

Scope of Research at BSL-3 facility

We have a range of high end instruments/equipments for enabling different investigators to perform various studies
1

User friendly environment

The users are provided conducive research environment, easy access to various equipments/instruments required for their work. 

2

Various in vitro studies on the pathogenic strains

The two biosafety cabinets are dedicated for the in vitro work related to the bacterial work. Numerous experiments such as culturing of mycobacteria, generation of gene knockouts, in vitro stress experiments, electroporations, CFU platings etc. can be performed.

3

Excellent tissue culture lab

The tissue culture lab is equipped with a dedicated biosafety cabinet for all cell culturing work. Lab has three carbon dioxide incubators, various microscopes including a fluorescence microscope, FACS machine etc. are available. Numerous experiments such as infection of cell lines with mycobacterial strains, cytotoxicity studies, FACS analysis etc, can be performed.

4

ABSL-3 facility

There is an excellent Animal BSL-3 facility available in the laboratory. The animal holding room has IVC systems for safe and hygienic housing os small animals (mice and guinea pigs). The facility also houses a animal change station and an aerosol chamber for aerosol route infection of animals. Various animal studies such as protective efficacy studies of vaccine candidates, therapeutic evaluation of drug candidates, virulence studies of  various mycobacterial strains and survival studies can be performed.

Complete list of equipments at the BSL-3/ABSL-3 facility

Training Programmes conducted!

One week online training programme was conducted on ‘Working in BSL-3 Laboratory and Practices for handling Mycobacterium tuberculosis from 22nd – 28th March, 2021.

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One week online training programme to be conducted on ‘BSL-3 Laboratory training and Handling Practices for Mycobacterium tuberculosis from 19th – 25th July, 2021

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Pricing Table.

Requirements: IBSC approval from the users' Institute is required followed by approval by UDSC IBSC. For Animal experimentation, IAEC approval of the project is required from the users' institute followed by UDSC IAEC approval
BSL-3 charges
Non-DU Users

Rs. 12,000/week 

This includes BSL-3 lab usage with an access to all the equipments and instruments

BSL-3 charges
DU Users

Rs. 5,000/week

This includes BSL-3 lab usage with an access to all the equipments and instruments

ABSL-3 charges
Non-DU Users
Rs. 96/mice/week
Rs. 294/guinea pig/week
Rs. 750/week (doctor visit charges)

This includes the maintenance and daily care of the animals, providing them feed, water and housing of animals in IVC

ABSL-3 charges
DU Users
Rs. 80/mice/week
Rs. 245/guinea pig/week
Rs. 750/week (doctor visit charges)

This includes the maintenance and daily care of the animals, providing them feed, water and housing of animals in IVC

Testimonials.

We understand your requirement and provide quality works.

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Registration forms

Registration form
Medical information sheet
Enquiry related

For any enquiry, email at bsl3.udsc@gmail.com or garima1822@yahoo.co.in

Here for you

Please send a message on Whatsapp number (9810578184) or drop in an email at the given addresses.

Whom to contact

Dr. Garima Khare
Assistant Professor
garima1822@yahoo.co.in
bsl3.udsc@gmail.com
+91-24115209
+91-9810578184

Where to find us

Animal House building, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi -110021

Funding Received for running the facility so far......