BioSafety Virtual Lab
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About the BioSafety Virtual Simulation Lab
In the BioSafety simulation, you will be introduced to the concept of laboratory containment, which is a very special type of laboratory required to work with hazardous pathogens.
Containment in this context refers to the requirements set out by various bodies to safely manipulate such pathogens. In this simulation, you will be able to experience a containment level 3 (BioSafety level 3 or BSL3) research laboratory.
Learn about lab safety
You will become familiar with the basic protocols utilized to ensure safety, and you will be presented with the specific basic safety rules for this type of laboratory (e.g. personal protective equipment (PPE) and primary containment). In addition, you will learn how every part of the laboratory is designed to avoid contamination. This includes learning about why the pressure in the laboratory needs to be controlled at all times (secondary containment), and how the microbiological safety cabinets are designed to offer protection).
Identify the hazard
In the BioSafety simulation you will be presented with a hypothetical case where you will need to identify a potential bioterrorism agent that is classed as hazard group three microorganism.
Please note that this simulation has been developed broadly around UK regulations. Some protocols may differ depending on the specific regulations.
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Our simulations run even on older laptops and computers, and you will be able to play our simulations without having to install any browser plugins.
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