Public Health England - Colindale

2. Responsible public or private organization or company
Public Health England, an executive agency of the UK Department of Health & Social Care
3. Location and postal address
Public Health England, 61 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ
4. Source(s) of financing of the reported activity, including indication if the activity is wholly or partly financed by the Ministry of Defence

The UK Department of Health funds this activity as part of its finance of Public Health England’s facility at Colindale, London NW9.

5. Number of maximum containment units5 within the research centre and/or laboratory, with an indication of their respective size (SqM):
BL 4 , 30.00 SqM
1 unit
6. Scope and general description of activities, including type(s) of micro-organisms and/or toxins as appropriate

This laboratory is used to provide diagnostic services for Herpes B; viral haemorrhagic fever infections: Lassa fever, Ebola, Marburg, Congo-Crimean haemorrhagic fever; avian influenza and SARS. To support diagnostic services a programme of applied diagnostic research and development is conducted.

(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.