The Tulane National Primate Research Center is the only National Primate Research Center with an on-site Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL). The Tulane RBL is a high-capacity 40,000 square foot facility and a CDC/USDA Select Agent registered entity. The RBL also maintains the High Containment Research Performance Core, which provides full or partial support for researchers seeking to perform BSL3 and Select Agent studies. The HCPRC provides services for bacterial/viral culture and propagation, as well as sample preparation and processing.
Major research and services within the RBL include
Additional notable capabilities at TNPRC that support the RBL include
In addition, the TNPRC has on-site Principal Investigators that maintain the following NIH/NIAID IQID-accessible contracts
Preclinical models of infectious disease
Simian vaccine evaluation unit
Cellular immunology laboratory