Nagasaki University Plans BSL-4 Lab for SARS-CoV-2 Research

Published 8-31-2020

Nagasaki University is planning to build a BSL-4 laboratory for SARS-CoV-2 research. The biocontainment facility will be located in an eight-story, 43,000-sf building providing specialized environments for the detection, study, and mitigation of infectious diseases. A dedicated area will accommodate novel coronavirus research. The Japanese government is expected to award $9.5 million in funding for fiscal year 2021 towards the construction of the project, which will also support training programs and the development of human resources. Completion is expected in summer of 2021 with operations commencing in 2022 or 2023.