Pharmaceutical Research, Clinical Trials and Laboratories up to level 4
Level 4 Laboratories
A laboratory that provides the top level of security (BSL-4 laboratory) allows scientists to handle pathogens of the highest Risk Group 4, such as Ebola, Lassa and Nipah viruses. A laboratory of this kind is designed to diagnose and investigate these types of pathogen without endangering the staff or the population at large.
In the last few decades, almost every year has seen the emergence of new pathogens like the SARS coronavirus, SARS-CoV2, the MERS coronavirus or new types of flu virus which can trigger serious illness in humans. According to the World Health Organisation, they could pose a worldwide threat, especially as they have included viruses of the highest Risk Group 4, such as the Lujo virus, or the Hendra and Nipah viruses.
Contract research organisations (CROs) are essential to the pharma, biotech, and MedTech industries. They support clients’ efforts to test, refine, and market the latest pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
- clinical trials phase I - IV