Emerging Infections and Biohazard Response Unit (EIBRU)

2. Responsible public or private organization or company
Institute for Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, NSW Health Pathology – West, Regional and Rural
3. Location and postal address
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services (CIDMLS) 3/F, ICPMR Building Institute Road. Westmead Hospital Westmead NSW 2145
4. Source(s) of financing of the reported activity, including indication if the activity is wholly or partly financed by the Ministry of Defence

This facility receives no funding from the Australian Department of Defence. It is funded by New South Wales Department of Health.

5. Number of maximum containment units5 within the research centre and/or laboratory, with an indication of their respective size (SqM):
No containment units defined
6. Scope and general description of activities, including type(s) of micro-organisms and/or toxins as appropriate

Laboratory investigation of human specimens or substances suspected of containing an exotic agent, emerging infectious disease or bioterrorism agent such as pandemic influenza, anthrax, ricin toxin, Brucella and botulinum toxin for the state of New South Wales.

(4) For facilities with maximum containment units participating in the national biological defence research and development programme, please fill in name of facility and mark "Declared in accordance with Form A, part 2 (iii)".

(5) In accordance with the latest edition of the WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual, or equivalent.