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HT Group responsible for the new BSL-3 laboratories in the istitute for research in biomedicine (IRB) in Bellizona

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Due to the current worldwide corona problem, the aspect of biological safety is moving further into the focus of public perception. HT Group, as a leading company in the establishment of biological safety laboratories, has now been awarded to realize two BSL-3 laboratories at the IRB in Bellinzona.

The IRB was founded in 2000 with a focus on researching human immunology. In this context, the new BSL-3 laboratories should make a significant contribution to the further development of the institute.

In close cooperation with the operator, the researchers and the architects, the HT Group was able to convince all those parties involved in the project of the high quality of the products and the competence of the employees and therefore ultimately wins the contract.

The well-expierenced wall and ceiling systems, high-density doors, material hatches as well as room ilumination, that has been qualified for BSL-3 laboratories are used. The modular HT containment solution must on the one hand meet the high tightness requirements of VDI 2083, sheet 19, and on the other hand the Swiss national regulation on the handling of organisms in closed systems (inclusion regulation - ESV) must also be taken into account. Again, the new ceiling-integrated HEPA filter housings are used by HT Group, which are installed directly at the containment border and so lead to considerable savings when installing BSL-3 laboratories.Claus Schweinheim, Managing Director of HT Lab Tec GmbH, was pleased that the HT Group is very well established worldwide in the area of BSL-3/4 laboratories and expects further order incomings in 2020.

BSL-3 laboratory

BSL-3 laboratory