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Microbiology Laboratory Design Guidelines

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Microbiology laboratory design requirements

Key Considerations

The basic objectives of a microbiological research laboratory can be defined as follows:

  1. Protection of the experimenter and staff
  2. Protection of the surrounding community
  3. Maintenance of experimental validity

Bearing these three objectives in mind, the initial step that should be taken in designing a microbiological research laboratory is an analysis of the research activities that will be undertaken, the hazards associated with each operation, and an evaluation of the relationships that exist between each activity.