Colorado State's Biocontainment Lab Receives Select Agent Approval

Published 5-29-2008

Colorado State University’s $30 million Rocky Mountain Regional Biocontainment Laboratory received select agent research approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May of 2008. Sited on the Foothills Campus in Fort Collins, the 38,000-sf facility houses BSL-3 laboratories for infectious disease research. The laboratory features a $600,000 mass spectrometer, autoclaves, seven-layer epoxy floors, and rigorous HEPA air filtration. Built by a joint venture of Heath Construction and Hensel Phelps Construction, the project was completed in October of 2007. The facility also houses the Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases.