American University of Beirut

Biosafety Level-2 (BSL-2) Tissue Culture Facilities

​​​​​​​​Our Tissue Culture Facilities offer a variety of cell culture support services to all AUB Faculty of Medicine investigators. You will find everything needed to grow and experiment on cell lines, whether immortalized, transformed or primary cell cultures.

Most of our facilities are Biosafety Level -2 (BSL-2). The CDC guidelines allows BSL-2 use for growth of all cell lines free of infectious agents, including growth of replication incompetent viral vectors for gene delivery.

See Guidelines : Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition​​

We also have an on-site fridge and freezer to purchase cell culture supplies and molecular reagents at discounted prices. 

Reagents and Consumables:

Safety and technical training is provided for new users. The equipment and hoods are managed and maintained by core facility staff.

You can reserve to use a biosafety cabinet in our BSL-2 facilities through our online reservations system. Below are the locations and reservation links:​

Hours of Operation: open hours, by reservation
Reservation Link: click on specific cabinet
Custodian: Mr. Wiam Haidar​
Access Level: Cell culture Training
Location: All floors

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