The BSL-4 high security laboratory
The first high-security laboratory was already built at BNITM in the 1980s. Since the beginning of 2014, the BNITM has had a new high-security laboratory of the highest security level (S4) according to the Genetic Engineering Law. Here, work can be carried out with organisms of the highest biological risk group (Ebola, Marburg, Crimean-Congo, and Lassa virus). In addition, the laboratory has capacities for experiments with small animal models. The S4 thus represents the core infrastructure of the virological working groups for tropical pathogens.