Engineering underpinning the science
The Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) has been built on a box-within-a-box principle, all physical containment systems are duplicated or triplicated to ensure there is always another barrier in place should one barrier fail.
PC4 Zoonosis Suite
The PC4 Zoonosis Suite is the most sophisticated high containment laboratory in the world, enabling collaborative research into the most lethal diseases.
Diagnostic emergency response laboratory
The Diagnostic Emergency Response Laboratory is a high throughput diagnostic laboratory, designed to handle up to 10 000 samples a day in outbreak mode.
Insects can be studied within both the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness PC3 and PC4 spaces enabling research on a variety of vector-borne diseases that affect animals and people.