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Physical Containment Laboratory (PC2)

The Physical Containment Laboratory (PC2) at MCN is fully equipped to support research activities involving risk Group 2 microorganisms and other rDNA applications exempt from higher classification. The PC2 laboratory houses several collaborative research projects where cell culturing, incubation and maintenance processes are required.

Access to this laboratory is restricted due to the presence of pathogenic samples. Undertaking Biosafety II training is a mandatory requirement prior to gaining access to the PC2 laboratory.

Fabrication step: Bio fabrication
Function: Bio characterisation
Location: Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication
Purpose: To validate cell proliferation using cell based assays and incorporate fluorescent dyes for viewing cell viability on the Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope. Frozen and refrigerated storage facilities are also available.
Node: Victoria
Specifications/resolution: Biosafety II cabinet, 95% O2:5% CO2 incubator, -800 freezer, 40 fridge, plate reader, fumehood, inverted microscope, centrifuge.