What makes the Australian Animal Health Laboratory unique is its advanced technology and infrastructure allowing research and diagnostics that require the highest level of biosecurity and biosafety within a laboratory environment.
The Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) 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.
The PC4 Zoonosis Suite is the most sophisticated high containment laboratory in the world, enabling collaborative research into the most lethal diseases.
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 Animal and Health Laboratory's and PC4 spaces enabling research on a variety of vector-borne diseases that affect animals and people.
AAHL is globally unique in enabling work on infected livestock at Physical Containment level 4 (PC4). This capability further strengthens our ability to protect Australia's animal and people from disease outbreaks.