Original article from: Boston Herald, posted on May 15, 2014. By Donna Goodison A...
Biomolecular Production Core
For NEIDL researchers, this core provides the necessary infrastructure for the expression and purification of biologic molecules including antigens, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and other biologics from the Risk Group 3 and 4 agents. As in the Aerobiology Core, incorporating both BSL-3 and BSL-4 Biomolecular Production Core laboratories maximizes efficiency by reducing downtime and increasing workflow.
The Biomolecular Production Core at BSL-4 has dedicated facilities and production capabilities to grow Risk Group 4 viruses and isolate biologic molecules of interest under BSL-4 containment. The scope of work for the BSL-4 facility is strictly governed by the NIH Guidelines for Recombinant DNA Research and by City of Boston regulations.