The Containment unit provides quarantine of low health status animals, ensuring total separation from clean stocks held in the other Bio-science units.
Access to the Containment unit requires a change of clothes only and has a dedicated staff group. Access to this unit is less restrictive than the higher health status units.
The unit provides quarantine facilities for imported animals using negatively pressured Flexible Film Isolators.
Separate ‘containment suites’ hold animals in specialized negative pressure Individually Ventilated Cages whilst undergoing experimental work at Containment Level 2.
All animal work is performed in Class II Microbiological Cabinets which are available for booking by researchers.