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Simon Fraser University’s Containment Level 3 (CL3) Lab is one of a few biosecure facilities in Canada that are certified to meet the highest safety standards defined by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Researchers can safely conduct research activities on Risk Group 3 pathogens, including those that may lead to breakthrough discoveries against human diseases.

The CL3 Lab team provides:

  • CL3 lab safety training. 
  • Lab access for approved independent research projects. 
  • Consultations on prospective research plans.

Currently, lab services and access are only available to the SFU research community. The CL3 Lab team hopes to expand its capacity to also serve external academic and industry researchers in the near future.

For questions about the lab and access, please contact Dwayne Ashman, Operations Director, CL3 Lab at

SFU created the CL3 Lab thanks to the tremendous generosity of the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation