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The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is a newly-constructed facility in Boston containing a Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory.


The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is a newly-constructed facility in Boston containing a Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory. This in-depth documentary tour of the NEIDL shows how the facility will protect personnel and the surrounding community from the deadly pathogens studied there. Watch as your tour guide, Columbia University’s Dr. Vincent Racaniello, shows how to work inside a biosafety cabinet while wearing a BSL-4 suit, and leads you on a tour of the BSL-4 lab space, animal handling room and sample storage room. You’ll also learn about the NEIDL’s state-of-the-art HVAC and filtration systems that help keep Boston’s residents safe.

Watch for the Baker Class II and Class III biosafety cabinets that make appearances throughout the video!

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