Technology Solutions Global Program

Our Biotechnology Laboratory

 

PATH’s laboratory is a custom-built 5080-square-foot multipurpose biosafety level 2 isolation facility wherein we conduct our in-house biotechnology work in point-of-care diagnostics and vaccine formulation—from research and development to bench assessment and quality assurance testing.

Ancillary areas include a dry room, plus cell culture and molecular biology facilities. The lab provides a suitable setting for carrying out all research and development phases relevant to immunochromatographic and enzyme-linked immunoassays, nucleic acid test optimization and the production of assay prototypes and the evaluation of diagnostic assays.

It also provides facilities for spray drying, lyophilization and the screening of specimens, handling and propagation of microorganisms, and work involving blood and other clinical specimens. Currently, more than 25 technology projects are being advanced in the laboratory.