Regional Biocontainment Lab (RBL) at CSU
The Colorado State University Regional Biocontainment Laboratory is one of the NIAID-supported Regional Biocontainment Laboratories. The Center provides a safe, secure, state of art facility for university investigators, government scientists and industry representatives to collaboratively research bacteria and viruses that cause human and animal disease.
Main Areas of Focus
The primary focus is researching the basic biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and epidemiology of bacteria and viruses that cause human and animal diseases.
A wide range of human and animal pathogens, including BSL-3 and CDC Tier 1 Select Agents, can be safely researched in the facilities.
The RBL benefits from CSU’s significant resources, including specialized core facilities and research labs such as:
- Bioanalysis and Omics (formerly Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility)
- Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Core
- Microscope Imaging Network (MIN) and Flourescence Microscopy / Image Analysis Center (FMIAC)
- Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories (VBL)
- Prion Research Center
- Mycobacteria Research Laboratories
- Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases
GMP Manufacturing within BSL-3
CSU’s BioMARC, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) can provide manufacturing within the BSL-3 facilities. Contact BioMARC if interested in these services.
Who Can Use The RBL Resources:
- Investigators in academia, not-for-profit organizations, industry, and government studying biodefense and emerging infectious diseases may request the use of biocontainment laboratories.
- In order to make use of the facilities, organizations external to CSU need to partner with CSU faculty members.